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Steamboat Marti
12-16-2005, 11:46 PM
On-line Japanese translator. I can't read the kanji (the symbols) much anymore, and do much better with kana. Didn't find one to do the kana (the spelled out version of Japanese). It says goodnight, everyone. See you tomorrow.


That is pretty impressive.... I can hardly type that in English, let alone Japanese! I'm pooped too -

Later!!

dumby
12-16-2005, 11:46 PM
Denise sorry to hear about you and your kiddies. Sure hope you all get to feeling better soon. I sure hope this getting sick after WDW passed before my Feburary trip. Here is :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: for all of you. I know how hard it is having one sick child when your are sick yourselft but two or three at a time is not good. Here is a :grouphug: just for you.

Get well soon

triplefigs
12-16-2005, 11:49 PM
Denise sorry to hear about you and your kiddies. Sure hope you all get to feeling better soon. I sure hope this getting sick after WDW passed before my Feburary trip. Here is :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: for all of you. I know how hard it is having one sick child when your are sick yourselft but two or three at a time is not good. Here is a :grouphug: just for you.



Get well soon



Thanks. DH is awesome and helps out so much. He picked up dinner tonight and helps completely with the kids. Hopefully, we can all rest and take it easy this weekend.

WeLoveTheMouse
12-16-2005, 11:52 PM
MidNite, I love the picture in your sig! Was it taken at the Riverchase Galleria? I think I recognize Santa -- and by the way, I think he is the one, true Santa Claus!


He is the best! He can make anybody believe. He makes me cry every year. My children say he is real and everybody else is a helper. Do you know that he was hurt in a car wreck last year & that was why he had reduced hours last Christmas?

triplefigs
12-16-2005, 11:53 PM
He is the best! He can make anybody believe. He makes me cry every year. My children say he is real and everybody else is a helper. Do you know that he was hurt in a car wreck last year & that was why he had reduced hours last Christmas?

My in-laws live in B'ham. May have to make a trip over to see Santa and visit before Christmas!

Steamboat Marti
12-17-2005, 12:02 AM
He is the best! He can make anybody believe. He makes me cry every year. My children say he is real and everybody else is a helper. Do you know that he was hurt in a car wreck last year & that was why he had reduced hours last Christmas?

I wish we lived closer! We used to have a really good Santa, real beard and everything. In fact this Santa always wore the velvet pants with suspenders and then a very colorful shirt (like long underwear). He would always have his coat on the coat rack next to him and told everyone - now why would I wear my hat and coat indoors all day? I need it for my sled, not for my chair to meet the kids.

He was so great... I miss him!!

Blueeyes101817
12-17-2005, 12:11 AM
Congrats Matt!

MazdaUK
12-17-2005, 03:53 AM
I'm still not getting notifications!

Miss missy - LOVED white trash Christmas!! :rotfl:

Steffy
12-17-2005, 04:34 AM
Here are a couple of pictures of our new green belt:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/Steamboat123/gettinggreenbelt.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/Steamboat123/nunchucks.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/Steamboat123/senseikellyolivia.jpg

Matt now holds white, yellow and orange in jui jitsu as well as white, yellow, orange and now green in ishinru karate. Not bad for 7 years old.

pg 1247

Congratulations Matt!!!

Steffy
12-17-2005, 04:41 AM
Thanks to all for the comments on my kiddos. BTW, BK's temp is back up to 103 so off to the Urgent Care tomorrow if she isn't better. She hasn't eaten a bite (is drinking PowerAde- no Gatorade in our house- Roll Tide!). Now Davis has lost his voice. May be a long weekend.

pg 1248

Boy Denise, you can't catch a break can you?

Hugs to you and the kids. Get better immediatley!!

Pooh67_68
12-17-2005, 06:53 AM
Marti, please tell Matt congrats.

tmfranlk
12-17-2005, 07:50 AM
Here are a couple of pictures of our new green belt:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/Steamboat123/gettinggreenbelt.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/Steamboat123/nunchucks.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/Steamboat123/senseikellyolivia.jpg

Matt now holds white, yellow and orange in jui jitsu as well as white, yellow, orange and now green in ishinru karate. Not bad for 7 years old.

Congratulations, Matt!!! You look great with your new belt!

tmfranlk
12-17-2005, 08:06 AM
Attention all germs, bugs and unwanted illnesses of the Triplefigs household (and all other DDA homes): We are tired of you dragging us down. It's almost Christmas and we want fun, healthy homes to celebrate in! Be gone!!!

:wizard: :wizard: :wizard: :wizard:


Now, let's just see if my magical powers are charged up and working.

Steffy
12-17-2005, 08:31 AM
My older 2 sons had their holiday concert tonight. It was a very good concert. Nick is in the band and the hand drumming group as well as his class chorus. Hunter is just in his class chorus, but will be able to join hand drumming next year. We bought them hand drums at Epcot on our last trip. Here is a photo of the kids before the concert.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/63925xmas_concert-med.jpg

Deb

pg 1220

I love this picture Deb. Congratulations to the young men and their successful concert. :goodvibes

bear74
12-17-2005, 08:33 AM
morning DDA's
you girls sure were quiet last night.

bear74
12-17-2005, 09:53 AM
wow this is got to be a new daytime record. no one has posted in over an hour.
I wonder where everyone is.
I just aurfing the dis as DH is at work and DD is still sleeping.

Blueeyes101817
12-17-2005, 10:02 AM
im here--just woke up!

bear74
12-17-2005, 10:14 AM
im here--just woke up!
Okay Jen so what are your plans for today.
Once DD wakes up we will proablly head into town to look for her a new coat at savers or goodwill. I tried her coat on in sept. fit great. well now that we need it it is to short in the arms and the hood want stay on very well.

Then we have my nephews first birthday party today.
Ryan is !. Yeah. or as DD says RYRY

Steffy
12-17-2005, 10:28 AM
Sorry DDAs, no time to play today. I have to address my Christmas cards. My printer is broken again! (do you see a pattern here?) and I can't print my newsletters. I'm going to have to return this printer and get a another new one (it's barely 3 weeks old!)

My computer and camera aren't speaking right now, so I can't download pictures.

I'm going to decorate the tree with DGD. Have to go shopping with DD. Have to wrap. Love to you all. You are my Santa Clause!! :goodvibes :goodvibes :goodvibes I tried to go back to that page and catch up, but failed.


The story about Santa and the grandma... that's how I feel about you. :goodvibes :goodvibes We are making new memories with our new decorations.

:love: :love: :cloud9:

Well, gotta go. I also want to try some of the recipes! Gotta go grocery shopping too! :goodvibes

Tinkaroo
12-17-2005, 10:28 AM
Tinkaroo, that is such a fantastic picture in your signature! Ya'll look so cute holding Tinkerbell. The picture almost looks 3D! :teeth:

Thank you! :blush:

(And thanks to whomever gave tips on how to "lift" photos from PhotoPass! :rotfl: )

itslisa
12-17-2005, 10:28 AM
Let us know if you get out ok!
I'm here and alive. I'm at my Mom's and found an unsecured wireless network to ... ummmm .... "borrow". :rotfl2:

my3princes
12-17-2005, 10:36 AM
Good morning all. We just got back from the boys bowling league Christmas Party. They set up the machines to count a strike if you got down 7,8,9 or 10 pins with the first ball. Nicholas got 8 strikes in one game which was better than most of the Juniors. Hunter also got several strikes and a turkey (that's what it's called when you get 3 strikes in a row). That was a great way to boost the kids confidence. They also had Santa. The boys knew it was a helper because "she had b**bs". They were all given nice throws with embroidered bowling pins and ball. Very nice. And my Nephew who has always been afraid of Santa to the point of trembling actually set on her lap. He was so proud of himself. Huge accomplishment for the little guy. Have a nice day.

Deb

Tinkaroo
12-17-2005, 10:38 AM
I feel like I post this every day, but a lot of hugs and PD to all the sick kiddos and their mommies. Unfortunately, this time of year is so notorious for sickness, which is so unfair since it's also such a happy time.

Lots of :wizard: :grouphug: :wizard: :grouphug: :wizard: :grouphug: !!!!!

my3princes
12-17-2005, 10:39 AM
I'm here and alive. I'm at my Mom's and found an unsecured wireless network to ... ummmm .... "borrow". :rotfl2:

Glad you made it home safely. I hope you weren't delayed too long. Did you have a nice trip?

I need to put Colby down for his nap (and me too) so catch up with you later.

Deb

bear74
12-17-2005, 10:40 AM
I'm here and alive. I'm at my Mom's and found an unsecured wireless network to ... ummmm .... "borrow". :rotfl2:
glad you made it safely home. How lng was your delay at the airport?

Tinkaroo
12-17-2005, 10:58 AM
I'm hoping someone might be willing/able to help me. I replied on a thread re: this over on the Disneyland board, but haven't had any help since yesterday afternoon.

Costco Travel is selling hotel/ticket packages to DL. However, they won't even give you a quote over the phone without a Costco membership #. I don't have a membership currently, and don't want to buy one just to get a quote!

Would anyone be willing to call 1.877.849.2730 to see if they have availability for the DL package at the Disneyland Hotel for 2 adults from 1/5-1/8? We would need 3-day Park Hopper Passes. Here is the website with the details: http://www.costco.com/Browse/Productgroup.aspx?Prodid=11097163&whse=&topnav=&browse=

I would be so grateful! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

Blueeyes101817
12-17-2005, 11:01 AM
Okay Jen so what are your plans for today.


Im laying in bed watching tv now (so productive!)
Then probably going shopping to get my new neice an oufit for when i go to the hospital tomorrow..
then babysitting,,then going to see a friend who just got home from college!
im taking a day off from studying for finals!

Blueeyes101817
12-17-2005, 11:02 AM
I'm hoping someone might be willing/able to help me. I replied on a thread re: this over on the Disneyland board, but haven't had any help since yesterday afternoon.

Costco Travel is selling hotel/ticket packages to DL. However, they won't even give you a quote over the phone without a Costco membership #. I don't have a membership currently, and don't want to buy one just to get a quote!

Would anyone be willing to call 1.877.849.2730 to see if they have availability for the DL package at the Disneyland Hotel for 2 adults from 1/5-1/8? We would need 3-day Park Hopper Passes. Here is the website with the details: http://www.costco.com/Browse/Productgroup.aspx?Prodid=11097163&whse=&topnav=&browse=

I would be so grateful! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!
hope you can get it--i dont have a membership there..but hopefully its a good deal

dumby
12-17-2005, 12:48 PM
I think this is the slowest this thread has ever been. Everyone must be getting ready for Xmas.

triplefigs
12-17-2005, 12:49 PM
I'm hoping someone might be willing/able to help me. I replied on a thread re: this over on the Disneyland board, but haven't had any help since yesterday afternoon.

Costco Travel is selling hotel/ticket packages to DL. However, they won't even give you a quote over the phone without a Costco membership #. I don't have a membership currently, and don't want to buy one just to get a quote!

Would anyone be willing to call 1.877.849.2730 to see if they have availability for the DL package at the Disneyland Hotel for 2 adults from 1/5-1/8? We would need 3-day Park Hopper Passes. Here is the website with the details: http://www.costco.com/Browse/Productgroup.aspx?Prodid=11097163&whse=&topnav=&browse=

I would be so grateful! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

I'll check for you later today. ETA: I just called and was able to check without giving my Costco number. All the Disneyland Resort hotels are full, but he said most of the Good Neighbor Hotels were available for those dates. I've never been to DL so I have NO CLUE what that means! :rotfl:

triplefigs
12-17-2005, 12:50 PM
I think this is the slowest this thread has ever been. Everyone must be getting ready for Xmas.

BK vomited everywhere again this am. We're resting and going to decorate gingerbread cookies in a little while. I think the medicine may have upset her tummy as she hadn't vomited since Thurs am early.

dumby
12-17-2005, 12:52 PM
Denise,
I sure hope you are all on the mend. How is the weather there this am. Is all the ice gone?

triplefigs
12-17-2005, 01:01 PM
Denise,
I sure hope you are all on the mend. How is the weather there this am. Is all the ice gone?

Yes, it melted away mostly on Thursday, although they are saying we may get some snow/ice tonight. It depends on if the rain stays to the South of us or not.

dumby
12-17-2005, 01:04 PM
I am in Decatur/Huntsville Alabama and we would love to get some snow for Xmas, ice might even be nice. LOL but I doubt we will.

Well I am out of here to do some shopping.

triplefigs
12-17-2005, 01:07 PM
I am in Decatur/Huntsville Alabama and we would love to get some snow for Xmas, ice might even be nice. LOL but I doubt we will.

Well I am out of here to do some shopping.

We used to get snow every year in Athens. My grandmother is in Huntsville still. The TN Valley always seems to get a little once per year. Oh, and we were in H'ville for Thanksgiving!

Blueeyes101817
12-17-2005, 01:27 PM
Denise--hope BK feels better soon!

bengalbelle
12-17-2005, 01:50 PM
I need a recipe to make a cute Christmas treat for preschoolers that is safe for a child with peanut allergies. Does anyone have a recipe or can you tell me which cookies, candy, etc. are peanut allergy safe? I'm trying to make something like reindeer, santas, snowmen, etc.

Tinkaroo
12-17-2005, 01:53 PM
I'll check for you later today. ETA: I just called and was able to check without giving my Costco number. All the Disneyland Resort hotels are full, but he said most of the Good Neighbor Hotels were available for those dates. I've never been to DL so I have NO CLUE what that means! :rotfl:

Thanks so much for checking for me, Denise. I guess after talking to CRO for so many years, I should know to call back and ask someone else! :rotfl: The woman I spoke to yesterday was incredibly rude. Seems like the 1st day of our trip is the one that's sold out everywhere, but I thought just maybe...

Thanks again!!

Lindsay

Tinkaroo
12-17-2005, 01:55 PM
I need a recipe to make a cute Christmas treat for preschoolers that is safe for a child with peanut allergies. Does anyone have a recipe or can you tell me which cookies, candy, etc. are peanut allergy safe? I'm trying to make something like reindeer, santas, snowmen, etc.

Would good old sugar cookies work? If so, I have a pretty easy recipe. I've never used it to cut out shapes, but I'm sure it would work. Let me know.

Denise - sorry to hear that your crew is still so ill. I'm sure the weather doesn't help!

triplefigs
12-17-2005, 01:58 PM
I need a recipe to make a cute Christmas treat for preschoolers that is safe for a child with peanut allergies. Does anyone have a recipe or can you tell me which cookies, candy, etc. are peanut allergy safe? I'm trying to make something like reindeer, santas, snowmen, etc.

I've got a great and FUN candy for you. It was in Family Fun magazine last year. I'll look for the recipe. I make these for all holidays and just change the color of the kiss and M&M (ie white kiss with red candy for Valentine's). They are absolutely delicious, and a tradition around here now. The kids love helping make them.

http://jas.familyfun.go.com/recipefinder/display?id=41019

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Holiday Pretzel Treats
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Salty pretzels combine with sweet chocolate for these fun treats that make a yummy gift few can resist. (In fact, you may want to make some extras for yourself!)

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1. Heat the oven to 170. Set a number of bite-size, waffle-shaped pretzels (one for each treat) in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, then top each pretzel with an unwrapped Hershey's Kiss or Hershey's Hug.

2. Bake for 4 to 6 minutes (the white chocolate will melt more quickly), until the chocolates feel soft when touched with a wooden spoon. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and quickly press an M&M's candy into the center of each Kiss.

3. Allow the treats to cool for a few minutes, then place them in the refrigerator to set, about 10 minutes. Place handfuls of the candies in clear plastic bags and tie on colorful ribbons.

bengalbelle
12-17-2005, 03:00 PM
I've got a great and FUN candy for you. It was in Family Fun magazine last year. I'll look for the recipe. I make these for all holidays and just change the color of the kiss and M&M (ie white kiss with red candy for Valentine's). They are absolutely delicious, and a tradition around here now. The kids love helping make them.

http://jas.familyfun.go.com/recipefinder/display?id=41019

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Salty pretzels combine with sweet chocolate for these fun treats that make a yummy gift few can resist. (In fact, you may want to make some extras for yourself!)

INGREDIENTS:http://familyfun.go.com/Resources/familyfun2005/images/COMMON/bullet_small.gifBite-size, waffle-shaped pretzels http://familyfun.go.com/Resources/familyfun2005/images/COMMON/bullet_small.gifHershey's Kiss or Hershey's Hug http://familyfun.go.com/Resources/familyfun2005/images/COMMON/bullet_small.gifM&M's candy

1. Heat the oven to 170. Set a number of bite-size, waffle-shaped pretzels (one for each treat) in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, then top each pretzel with an unwrapped Hershey's Kiss or Hershey's Hug.

2. Bake for 4 to 6 minutes (the white chocolate will melt more quickly), until the chocolates feel soft when touched with a wooden spoon. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and quickly press an M&M's candy into the center of each Kiss.

3. Allow the treats to cool for a few minutes, then place them in the refrigerator to set, about 10 minutes. Place handfuls of the candies in clear plastic bags and tie on colorful ribbons.
Thank you! I'm sending DH to the store now. DS will love to help me make these!

Steamboat Marti
12-17-2005, 03:13 PM
I hate to be the bearer of bad news.... that recipe from Denise is great.... BUT.... Hershey kisses are made on the same machine as peanut candies and are not considered safe in the peanut allergy world. I know this first hand. My nephew spent fathers day 04 in pediatric intensive care because he had ONE small bite of a kiss. He found one that they were putting in goodie bags for the older nephew's birthday, took a small bite and was nearly dead less than a minute later. It took two eppie pens to keep him alive before the ambulance got there. He happens to be highly allergic, however, nobody with an allergy would be safe.

Oh, the packaging at that time was not labled as possibly containing peanuts. I don't know if that has changed. I thought you should know.

Marti

triplefigs
12-17-2005, 03:14 PM
Thank you! I'm sending DH to the store now. DS will love to help me make these!

And they are soooo good! The kids love helping unwrap all those kisses. You can get really creative. I bake them (pretzel and kiss) until I notice the kiss getting glossy and starting to melt. Then I push the M&M on. If the kiss hasn't melted enough, it will come off the pretzel. Make sure to spray your baking pan first so you can "pop" them off after you refrigerate them. Once they've finished setting in the refrigerator, I just put them in big cookie tins with wax paper. They do not melt or get messy. I make them for snacks at school, bake sales, and the holidays. Everyone always loves them!

And during "that time" the sweet/salty is perfect.

triplefigs
12-17-2005, 03:15 PM
I hate to be the bearer of bad news.... that recipe from Denise is great.... BUT.... Hershey kisses are made on the same machine as peanut candies and are not considered safe in the peanut allergy world. I know this first hand. My nephew spent fathers day 04 in pediatric intensive care because he had ONE small bite of a kiss. He found one that they were putting in goodie bags for the older nephew's birthday, took a small bite and was nearly dead less than a minute later. It took two eppie pens to keep him alive before the ambulance got there. He happens to be highly allergic, however, nobody with an allergy would be safe.

Oh, the packaging at that time was not labled as possibly containing peanuts. I don't know if that has changed. I thought you should know.

Marti

Interesting and good to know. I've made them for classes with kids with Peanut allergies and never had any problems. You could always use any kind of chocolate ball/disk. It just needs to be the size of the pretzel or smaller.

bengalbelle
12-17-2005, 03:16 PM
I hate to be the bearer of bad news.... that recipe from Denise is great.... BUT.... Hershey kisses are made on the same machine as peanut candies and are not considered safe in the peanut allergy world. I know this first hand. My nephew spent fathers day 04 in pediatric intensive care because he had ONE small bite of a kiss. He found one that they were putting in goodie bags for the older nephew's birthday, took a small bite and was nearly dead less than a minute later. It took two eppie pens to keep him alive before the ambulance got there. He happens to be highly allergic, however, nobody with an allergy would be safe.

Oh, the packaging at that time was not labled as possibly containing peanuts. I don't know if that has changed. I thought you should know.

Marti
Darn! Well DH hasn't left yet so I still have time to come up with something. Marti, do you know of candies or cookies that are safe? Or do you know a website I can check ingredients? I've searched but so far I haven't come up with anything.

ksoehrlein
12-17-2005, 03:30 PM
He is the best! He can make anybody believe. He makes me cry every year. My children say he is real and everybody else is a helper. Do you know that he was hurt in a car wreck last year & that was why he had reduced hours last Christmas?
I didn't know that! I hope he's fully recovered. Can you imagine how the other driver must have felt to learn that he or she collided with Santa Claus? Naughty list, for sure!

Steamboat Marti
12-17-2005, 03:32 PM
Darn! Well DH hasn't left yet so I still have time to come up with something. Marti, do you know of candies or cookies that are safe? Or do you know a website I can check ingredients? I've searched but so far I haven't come up with anything.

I know this is my nephew, but they won't let him eat anything made by somebody else. He has the worst case of this allergy that anybody has ever seen. That being said, if Denise has made them and other peanut allergy kids have eaten them, then they are probably ok. They are REALLY good - you can't have just one! And if the children in your son's class are like Tommy, they will have their own approved sweet with them. There is no way my SIL will leave anything to chance, Tommy has to have only food made from their house and he knows it. Do you know for a fact that there is definately a peanut child in the class or is this a request district wide??

I've got a Christmas party to go to - I'll check back in later. I wish I were more helpful. I'm sorry!

Steamboat Marti
12-17-2005, 03:34 PM
Interesting and good to know. I've made them for classes with kids with Peanut allergies and never had any problems. You could always use any kind of chocolate ball/disk. It just needs to be the size of the pretzel or smaller.

Exactly - I know there must be approved chocolate out there, I just don't know which one is approved. I only know about the Hershey kisses because of my nephew. I don't know anybody else that has had the problem with them.

bengalbelle
12-17-2005, 03:34 PM
OK, this is what I'm going to do.

I can't find the mom's phone number (they just moved here) so I called my friend who has had the child over to her home before. She said he LOVES candy canes (and would want that more than what I'm making) so I'm going to dress his up like Rudolph or something. We'll still make our treats and I'll put them in ziploc bags. They do share time right before they leave so his teacher (I've already talked to her) will put the cookies in their bags as they're leaving. He won't be in contact with the bags or with any child who has eaten something with peanuts/traces of peanuts in it. Both the teacher and my friend have discussed his allergies with the mom and they both think this is fine.

He breaks out in hives so his allergy is not life threatening, but I don't want to endanger him in any way.

So...does anyone have ideas for dressing up a candy cane?

bengalbelle
12-17-2005, 03:37 PM
I know this is my nephew, but they won't let him eat anything made by somebody else. He has the worst case of this allergy that anybody has ever seen. That being said, if Denise has made them and other peanut allergy kids have eaten them, then they are probably ok. They are REALLY good - you can't have just one! And if the children in your son's class are like Tommy, they will have their own approved sweet with them. There is no way my SIL will leave anything to chance, Tommy has to have only food made from their house and he knows it. Do you know for a fact that there is definately a peanut child in the class or is this a request district wide??

I've got a Christmas party to go to - I'll check back in later. I wish I were more helpful. I'm sorry!
I posted before I read this. This is a new child in our class and he breaks out in hives if he eats peanuts or comes in contact with peanuts.

itslisa
12-17-2005, 04:46 PM
(And thanks to whomever gave tips on how to "lift" photos from PhotoPass! :rotfl: )


Hey! That was ME! I'll be working on that as soon as I get HOME! :)

itslisa
12-17-2005, 04:48 PM
Glad you made it home safely. I hope you weren't delayed too long. Did you have a nice trip?


It was VERY nice! Getting a GAC card was the best move I have ever made in my life!!! Didn't know about them last time.

Got TONS of great character interaction due to the t-shirts and autograph pages and I have all of you to thank for it!

Will write more later ... try to do trip report and pics etc ...

itslisa
12-17-2005, 04:49 PM
glad you made it safely home. How lng was your delay at the airport?

Only an one and a half ... but because my DH insisted we be at the airport early ... we were there for over 4 hours!

itslisa
12-17-2005, 05:04 PM
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/dietcokeonscreen2.gif

one more for the road!!

Good night all!!!!


I just HAD to go back and start reading! Kate this one is GREAT!

tinker1bell
12-17-2005, 05:47 PM
Here are a couple of pictures of our new green belt:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/Steamboat123/gettinggreenbelt.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/Steamboat123/nunchucks.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/Steamboat123/senseikellyolivia.jpg

Matt now holds white, yellow and orange in jui jitsu as well as white, yellow, orange and now green in ishinru karate. Not bad for 7 years old.


congrats
MATT

tinker1bell
12-17-2005, 05:53 PM
Sorry DDAs, no time to play today. I have to address my Christmas cards. My printer is broken again! (do you see a pattern here?) and I can't print my newsletters. I'm going to have to return this printer and get a another new one (it's barely 3 weeks old!)

My computer and camera aren't speaking right now, so I can't download pictures.

Steffy you do seem to have problems with electronics and electricity

I'm going to decorate the tree with DGD. Have to go shopping with DD. Have to wrap. Love to you all. You are my Santa Clause!! :goodvibes :goodvibes :goodvibes I tried to go back to that page and catch up, but failed.


The story about Santa and the grandma... that's how I feel about you. :goodvibes :goodvibes We are making new memories with our new decorations.

:love: :love: :cloud9:

Well, gotta go. I also want to try some of the recipes! Gotta go grocery shopping too! :goodvibes

OMG Steffy, remember, we do not do crafts or baking well. Step away from the oven. Remember, we are not Martha Stewart :rotfl: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

triplefigs
12-17-2005, 07:02 PM
I never posted the outside of our house. Took this tonight.


http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/DenisePersonal/IMG_1349.jpg (http://photobucket.com/albums/b175/DenisePersonal/?)

Tinkaroo
12-17-2005, 08:13 PM
Great picture, Denise!

kadaten
12-17-2005, 08:26 PM
I've got a great and FUN candy for you. It was in Family Fun magazine last year. I'll look for the recipe. I make these for all holidays and just change the color of the kiss and M&M (ie white kiss with red candy for Valentine's). They are absolutely delicious, and a tradition around here now. The kids love helping make them.

http://jas.familyfun.go.com/recipefinder/display?id=41019

http://familyfun.go.com/Resources/Cookbook/FeatureRecipeImages/ff0105-ej-pretzel-treats.jpg
Holiday Pretzel Treats
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Salty pretzels combine with sweet chocolate for these fun treats that make a yummy gift few can resist. (In fact, you may want to make some extras for yourself!)

INGREDIENTS:http://familyfun.go.com/Resources/familyfun2005/images/COMMON/bullet_small.gifBite-size, waffle-shaped pretzels http://familyfun.go.com/Resources/familyfun2005/images/COMMON/bullet_small.gifHershey's Kiss or Hershey's Hug http://familyfun.go.com/Resources/familyfun2005/images/COMMON/bullet_small.gifM&M's candy

1. Heat the oven to 170. Set a number of bite-size, waffle-shaped pretzels (one for each treat) in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, then top each pretzel with an unwrapped Hershey's Kiss or Hershey's Hug.

2. Bake for 4 to 6 minutes (the white chocolate will melt more quickly), until the chocolates feel soft when touched with a wooden spoon. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and quickly press an M&M's candy into the center of each Kiss.

3. Allow the treats to cool for a few minutes, then place them in the refrigerator to set, about 10 minutes. Place handfuls of the candies in clear plastic bags and tie on colorful ribbons.
My MIL made these this year, only she used a Rolo candy for the Kiss, and a pecan on top instead of M&M. EASIEST turtles ever and they were SOOOOO delicious!
May have to try it your way....kids LOVE M&M's but don't like the pecans!

triplefigs
12-17-2005, 08:28 PM
My MIL made these this year, only she used a Rolo candy for the Kiss, and a pecan on top instead of M&M. EASIEST turtles ever and they were SOOOOO delicious!
May have to try it your way....kids LOVE M&M's but don't like the pecans!

Yummy! Now I have something new to try next week. Thanks for the tip! The kids and I are baking cookies and sweets on Tuesday and Wednesday, so I'm getting my grocery list together. Tomorrow we're making a gingerbread house. The gingerbread men were great today, and they want to make a house like at the GF!

kadaten
12-17-2005, 08:34 PM
Yummy! Now I have something new to try next week. Thanks for the tip! The kids and I are baking cookies and sweets on Tuesday and Wednesday, so I'm getting my grocery list together. Tomorrow we're making a gingerbread house. The gingerbread men were great today, and they want to make a house like at the GF!
Sounds like a lot of fun! We normally do tons (think 12+ kinds of cookies each year, crafts, homemade gifts, etc) but with the move and kids in school and lots of family emergencies the last 6 months :( , I don't even have cards mailed! And we leave for WDW tomorrow to stay until Friday! Good thing, yes, but I've SO run out of time for our usual Christmas festivites! You can imagine how stressed I've been all week with everything haveing to be done by today! :faint:

We have one of those gingerbread house kits someone sent us. Think we may take it with us to do one evening at the hotel. Kids will love it and we'll get a taste of our usual Christmas activities :) Thanks for the reminder!

Tinkaroo
12-17-2005, 08:37 PM
Sounds like a lot of fun! We normally do tons (think 12+ kinds of cookies each year, crafts, homemade gifts, etc) but with the move and kids in school and lots of family emergencies the last 6 months :( , I don't even have cards mailed! And we leave for WDW tomorrow to stay until Friday! Good thing, yes, but I've SO run out of time for our usual Christmas festivites! You can imagine how stressed I've been all week with everything haveing to be done by today! :faint:

We have one of those gingerbread house kits someone sent us. Think we may take it with us to do one evening at the hotel. Kids will love it and we'll get a taste of our usual Christmas activities :) Thanks for the reminder!

Have a magical trip! :wizard:

bengalbelle
12-17-2005, 08:38 PM
My MIL made these this year, only she used a Rolo candy for the Kiss, and a pecan on top instead of M&M. EASIEST turtles ever and they were SOOOOO delicious!
May have to try it your way....kids LOVE M&M's but don't like the pecans!
Oh I love Rolo's and turtles! I'll be trying this tomorrow!!

Denise, we made the wreaths anyway. They were super easy and yummy! We made reindeer cookies too. I'll post pictures after we eat supper.

bengalbelle
12-17-2005, 08:40 PM
Sounds like a lot of fun! We normally do tons (think 12+ kinds of cookies each year, crafts, homemade gifts, etc) but with the move and kids in school and lots of family emergencies the last 6 months :( , I don't even have cards mailed! And we leave for WDW tomorrow to stay until Friday! Good thing, yes, but I've SO run out of time for our usual Christmas festivites! You can imagine how stressed I've been all week with everything haveing to be done by today! :faint:

We have one of those gingerbread house kits someone sent us. Think we may take it with us to do one evening at the hotel. Kids will love it and we'll get a taste of our usual Christmas activities :) Thanks for the reminder!
I think taking the gingerbread house sounds like a great idea. Have a safe and magical trip!!

tinknme
12-17-2005, 09:34 PM
Oh these sound good!

My MIL made these this year, only she used a Rolo candy for the Kiss, and a pecan on top instead of M&M. EASIEST turtles ever and they were SOOOOO delicious!
May have to try it your way....kids LOVE M&M's but don't like the pecans!

my3princes
12-17-2005, 10:01 PM
OK, this is what I'm going to do.

I can't find the mom's phone number (they just moved here) so I called my friend who has had the child over to her home before. She said he LOVES candy canes (and would want that more than what I'm making) so I'm going to dress his up like Rudolph or something. We'll still make our treats and I'll put them in ziploc bags. They do share time right before they leave so his teacher (I've already talked to her) will put the cookies in their bags as they're leaving. He won't be in contact with the bags or with any child who has eaten something with peanuts/traces of peanuts in it. Both the teacher and my friend have discussed his allergies with the mom and they both think this is fine.

He breaks out in hives so his allergy is not life threatening, but I don't want to endanger him in any way.

So...does anyone have ideas for dressing up a candy cane?

I'm a couple of pages behind now so you probably got an answer, but there are several different ways to dress up a candy cane. The reindeer is just a brown pipe cleaner wrapped around the top to make antlers, some googly eyes and a pom pom nose. We have also made candy cane mice out of felt. One color felt for body, kind of a large teardrop shape, a different color oval for the ears, some googly eyes and yarn for whiskers. The candy cane is the tail. Cut a couple of slits through the head to slide the ears through. I wish I had one to show you, but mine melted. We hang them on the tree.

Deb

bengalbelle
12-17-2005, 10:05 PM
Here are pictures of the treats we made tonight. Both were really easy and very cute! DS will tell about making them for Share Time on Monday and we're sending them to school for his classmates.

He is very proud of his cookies!
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/78718christopher_with_reindeer_cookies-med.JPG

A close up.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/78718reindeer_cookies-med.JPG

And our pretzel wreaths.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/78718holiday_pretzel_treats-med.JPG

my3princes
12-17-2005, 10:05 PM
I never posted the outside of our house. Took this tonight.


http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/DenisePersonal/IMG_1349.jpg (http://photobucket.com/albums/b175/DenisePersonal/?)


Very pretty. I love Christmas lights.

Deb

MidNite
12-17-2005, 10:13 PM
Just Bumping for the night crew. :teeth: Amy, are you out there??? :listen:

BTW MidNite is that a new tag? (A better name for me would be Her Royal Majesty)
:rotfl: Yes, I got it from one of those questionaires on the CB. The question was "A better name for me would be:" and I was being a smart alek and put "Her Royal Majesty" :teeth:

my3princes
12-17-2005, 10:15 PM
I guess I'm having my own posting party. :flower: It is so strange not checking in for 12 hours and only having 4 pages to read. I hope that everyones holiday planning is going well. I have wrapped most of what I have bought and have a list of things I still need to pick up. Going shopping first thing in the AM. Hopefully it won't take too long. The restaurant was super busy tonight and one of our cooks cut himself pretty badly and had to go for stitches so they operated a man down. Glad this night is over, but the tips were pretty good. :cool1:

For those leaving for the world: Have a Great Trip.
For those coming back: Welcome back, can't wait to hear about your trips.

Now I need to pick a photo to enclose in the christmas cards that I haven't made out yet. :rolleyes: Maybe I'll find time tomorrow.

Deb

MidNite
12-17-2005, 10:16 PM
Phew! Recitals are all over, finally. Now I have to pack!

I missed telling Tammi goodbye, but we are planning to meet up at MVMCP on the 20th so I will tell her then :)

I will likely not be back on here before we leave tomorrow morning. Many thanks to MidNite, Lady Lucca, Kate and Denise for their awesome designs, and everyone else for laughter. I will miss "talking" to you all over the next 10 days or so. See you on the 27th!

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all, and to all a goodnight!
Sorry I missed wishing you a great trip!

MidNite
12-17-2005, 10:18 PM
Here are a couple of pictures of our new green belt:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/Steamboat123/gettinggreenbelt.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/Steamboat123/nunchucks.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/Steamboat123/senseikellyolivia.jpg

Matt now holds white, yellow and orange in jui jitsu as well as white, yellow, orange and now green in ishinru karate. Not bad for 7 years old.
Wow! Congrats!

dumby
12-17-2005, 10:22 PM
We used to get snow every year in Athens. My grandmother is in Huntsville still. The TN Valley always seems to get a little once per year. Oh, and we were in H'ville for Thanksgiving!

Let me know when you are back down this way and maybe we could meet up for a visit. I have a 5-year-old and he loves to go to McDonald's playland and he would love to meet your three for a play date.

Delinda

tinknme
12-17-2005, 10:26 PM
Great job, they look yummy! Your son is adoreable :goodvibes

Here are pictures of the treats we made tonight. Both were really easy and very cute! DS will tell about making them for Share Time on Monday and we're sending them to school for his classmates.

He is very proud of his cookies!
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/78718christopher_with_reindeer_cookies-med.JPG

A close up.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/78718reindeer_cookies-med.JPG

And our pretzel wreaths.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/78718holiday_pretzel_treats-med.JPG

Steamboat Marti
12-17-2005, 11:08 PM
Here are pictures of the treats we made tonight. Both were really easy and very cute! DS will tell about making them for Share Time on Monday and we're sending them to school for his classmates.

He is very proud of his cookies!
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/78718christopher_with_reindeer_cookies-med.JPG

A close up.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/78718reindeer_cookies-med.JPG

And our pretzel wreaths.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/78718holiday_pretzel_treats-med.JPG


Hey - they turned out great!! I love them and I'm glad you were able to figure out what to do. DS will have a great time in share time Monday - its one of Matt's favorite things to do. Just how many of those wreaths did you eat to make sure they were just right??????

my3princes
12-17-2005, 11:37 PM
Wow, Saturday night and 42 minutes between the last 2 posts. We must be a busy bunch. Night All (if anyone is even up)

Deb

bengalbelle
12-17-2005, 11:38 PM
Hey - they turned out great!! I love them and I'm glad you were able to figure out what to do. DS will have a great time in share time Monday - its one of Matt's favorite things to do. Just how many of those wreaths did you eat to make sure they were just right??????
Me 2
DS 1
DH lost count :teeth:

bengalbelle
12-17-2005, 11:38 PM
Great job, they look yummy! Your son is adoreable :goodvibes
Thank you :goodvibes

bengalbelle
12-17-2005, 11:39 PM
Wow, Saturday night and 42 minutes between the last 2 posts. We must be a busy bunch. Night All (if anyone is even up)

Deb
Good night and thanks for the candy cane directions!

itslisa
12-17-2005, 11:48 PM
Wow, Saturday night and 42 minutes between the last 2 posts. We must be a busy bunch. Night All (if anyone is even up)


LOL Me! We have a Hanukkah party planned for tomorrow .... so there was just LOTS to do. My Mom has been sick all week, so she wasn't able to get anything donw beforehand which she planned on. It's been a CRAZY day .... but done for now. I was just doing a quick catch up and then hitting the hay!

itslisa
12-17-2005, 11:49 PM
Me 2
DS 1
DH lost count :teeth:


They look great! I think my son and I are just going to HAVE to try them after school this week!

triplefigs
12-17-2005, 11:49 PM
Bengalbelle,

YUMMY! The reindeer are too cute. How did you stick on the M&M's for the face?

Your DS is so handsome~ His cookies look great!

triplefigs
12-17-2005, 11:49 PM
Me 2
DS 1
DH lost count :teeth:

I told you they are addicting. But I've got to try the rollo w/ pecan this week too!

itslisa
12-18-2005, 12:02 AM
Well ... I HAD to check the post count to see how badly my standing had fallen! LOL Not too bad I have to say!

my3princes caught up and surpassed me by more than 100 posts. And now miss missy is in front of me too!

Darn ... and I still have Christmas shopping ... and wrapping .... ad I still have to actually get HOME ... do laundry ... and turn around to PACK it all again to leave for here again on Friday! LOL If I had enough clothes, I would just wash the clothes and LEAVE the here so I didn't have to lug them back and forth!!!!!

All I can say is thank goodness we have a Hitch-Haul for our car! There is NO WAY we will fit everything inside for Christmas ... including the dog!!!!!

bengalbelle
12-18-2005, 12:05 AM
Bengalbelle,

YUMMY! The reindeer are too cute. How did you stick on the M&M's for the face?

Your DS is so handsome~ His cookies look great!
Here's the recipe:

Rudolph Cookies

4 (1 ounce) chocolate candy coating squares
96 pretzel sticks
1 (16 ounce) package Nutter Butter cookies
64 M&M's in green, blue, or brown chocolate pieces
32 red M&M's or Red Hots

Microwave chocolate candy coating in a small shallow glass dish at HIGH 3 minutes, stirring once.
Place 2 pretzel sticks in peanut butter filling of each sandwich cookie, forming large antlers. Break remaining pretzel sticks in half, and place 1 half pretzel stick next to each long pretzel stick, forming smaller antlers.
Dip 1 side of green, blue or brown M&M's in melted candy coating, and place on cookies for the eyes. Dip 1 side of of red M&M's in candy coating, and place on cookies for the noses.

**My pretzel sticks were too large to just stick in the peanut butter filling so I gently separated the cookies, dabbed chocolate inside, put the pretzels in the chocolate and put the cookies back together. I also dabbed a little chocolate over the rest of the inside of the cookie to help hold it together.

I also found a microwaveable pouch from Betty Crocker in the baking section at Walmart that I used for the chocolate. It has a tip on the end so it's easy to dab the chocolate right where you need it.

Steamboat Marti
12-18-2005, 12:14 AM
Me 2
DS 1
DH lost count :teeth:


That's it??? And you call yourself a baker - huh! You need to have at least 10 before you know for SURE whether something is good or not!!!

bengalbelle
12-18-2005, 12:19 AM
I told you they are addicting. But I've got to try the rollo w/ pecan this week too!
I'm trying them along with several other recipes I picked up from this thread:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=973110&page=1&pp=15

plus my traditional recipes.

Are ya'll feeling any better?

babytrees
12-18-2005, 12:20 AM
I'm a couple of pages behind now so you probably got an answer, but there are several different ways to dress up a candy cane. The reindeer is just a brown pipe cleaner wrapped around the top to make antlers, some googly eyes and a pom pom nose. We have also made candy cane mice out of felt. One color felt for body, kind of a large teardrop shape, a different color oval for the ears, some googly eyes and yarn for whiskers. The candy cane is the tail. Cut a couple of slits through the head to slide the ears through. I wish I had one to show you, but mine melted. We hang them on the tree.

Deb


I may have to try the mice next year!!
They sound adorable and the reindeer are really easy and the kids love making those!!

babytrees
12-18-2005, 12:23 AM
Here are pictures of the treats we made tonight. Both were really easy and very cute! DS will tell about making them for Share Time on Monday and we're sending them to school for his classmates.

He is very proud of his cookies!
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/78718christopher_with_reindeer_cookies-med.JPG

A close up.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/78718reindeer_cookies-med.JPG

And our pretzel wreaths.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/78718holiday_pretzel_treats-med.JPG

OHHHHH!!! Nutter Butters are my favorite cookies and those reindeer are adorable......almost look to good to eat. Who am I kidding I would eat them in a heartbeat :rotfl:

bengalbelle
12-18-2005, 12:26 AM
That's it??? And you call yourself a baker - huh! You need to have at least 10 before you know for SURE whether something is good or not!!!
LOL, I'm saving room for my mama's Christmas cookies.

bengalbelle
12-18-2005, 12:27 AM
OHHHHH!!! Nutter Butters are my favorite cookies and those reindeer are adorable......almost look to good to eat. Who am I kidding I would eat them in a heartbeat :rotfl:
The picture with the recipe also showed chocolate Nutter Butters. I haven't seen those in the store but they made even cuter reindeer!

babytrees
12-18-2005, 12:31 AM
I think you and I may be the only ones up Bengalbelle.....

I can't wait to get more time this week to do a little more baking...I will look tommorow to see if I can find chocolate nutter butters.If I find them I will tell you!!

Steamboat Marti
12-18-2005, 12:36 AM
I just copied the recipe for Muddy Buddies (we call it Puppy Chow) from the link you listed Bengalbelle -- I will go through all of them when I'm not this tired! I have to head to bed - Goodnight all!

bengalbelle
12-18-2005, 12:37 AM
I think you and I may be the only ones up Bengalbelle.....

I can't wait to get more time this week to do a little more baking...I will look tommorow to see if I can find chocolate nutter butters.If I find them I will tell you!!
I have to get to bed soon. My niece is in the Nutcracker tomorrow and it's dark in there. I don't want to be nodding off :blush:

babytrees
12-18-2005, 12:43 AM
I have to get to bed soon. My niece is in the Nutcracker tomorrow and it's dark in there. I don't want to be nodding off :blush:


Good Night all!!

It's almost midnight here....I don't need to be falling asleep in church :rolleyes:

Then we are going to see the special Narnia Snowglobes that are up at a local mall!!

Steffy
12-18-2005, 01:29 AM
I've got a great and FUN candy for you. It was in Family Fun magazine last year. I'll look for the recipe. I make these for all holidays and just change the color of the kiss and M&M (ie white kiss with red candy for Valentine's). They are absolutely delicious, and a tradition around here now. The kids love helping make them.

http://jas.familyfun.go.com/recipefinder/display?id=41019

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Salty pretzels combine with sweet chocolate for these fun treats that make a yummy gift few can resist. (In fact, you may want to make some extras for yourself!)

INGREDIENTS:http://familyfun.go.com/Resources/familyfun2005/images/COMMON/bullet_small.gifBite-size, waffle-shaped pretzels http://familyfun.go.com/Resources/familyfun2005/images/COMMON/bullet_small.gifHershey's Kiss or Hershey's Hug http://familyfun.go.com/Resources/familyfun2005/images/COMMON/bullet_small.gifM&M's candy

1. Heat the oven to 170. Set a number of bite-size, waffle-shaped pretzels (one for each treat) in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, then top each pretzel with an unwrapped Hershey's Kiss or Hershey's Hug.

2. Bake for 4 to 6 minutes (the white chocolate will melt more quickly), until the chocolates feel soft when touched with a wooden spoon. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and quickly press an M&M's candy into the center of each Kiss.

3. Allow the treats to cool for a few minutes, then place them in the refrigerator to set, about 10 minutes. Place handfuls of the candies in clear plastic bags and tie on colorful ribbons.

pg 1252

Be careful bengalbell in using a recipe with chocolate. The equipment they use is also used to make the chocolate with nuts. If the child is super allergic to peanuts, chocolate is not 100% peanut free.

We feel more comfortable excluding chocolate product cookies from my DGS's diet. There is a warning on the labels for people with peanut allergies.

I'd stick with the sugar cookies.

We didn't even allow him a Mickey bar in WDW. I don't mean to sound alarmist, but I know you'd want to err on the side of safety. :love:

Steffy
12-18-2005, 01:33 AM
I hate to be the bearer of bad news.... that recipe from Denise is great.... BUT.... Hershey kisses are made on the same machine as peanut candies and are not considered safe in the peanut allergy world. I know this first hand. My nephew spent fathers day 04 in pediatric intensive care because he had ONE small bite of a kiss. He found one that they were putting in goodie bags for the older nephew's birthday, took a small bite and was nearly dead less than a minute later. It took two eppie pens to keep him alive before the ambulance got there. He happens to be highly allergic, however, nobody with an allergy would be safe.

Oh, the packaging at that time was not labled as possibly containing peanuts. I don't know if that has changed. I thought you should know.

Marti

pg 1253.

I just came on and responded the same way. :love: Chocolate is not peanut free. I wouldn't chance it.

Steffy
12-18-2005, 01:53 AM
bengalbell, your cookies look adorable, as does your ds.

Needless to say, the kid with the allergies gets the candy cane reindeer! Good workaround!! :goodvibes :love:

I'm off to bed. It's 3 o'clock in the morning and we just got home from shopping. Haven't wrapped a thing. Haven't addressed a card. Haven't turned on the oven.

Oy.

I am so behind.... :love: :cloud9:

rosiejo
12-18-2005, 09:22 AM
Thank you! :blush:

(And thanks to whomever gave tips on how to "lift" photos from PhotoPass! :rotfl: )

Was that the print screen tip? If not could you PM and share with me too?

:goodvibes

bear74
12-18-2005, 10:06 AM
Oh boy we were a quiet group yesterday. I left around 1pm when I got on about 30 minutes ago we had only posted about 5 pages.
Where was Kate yesterday? :confused3

bear74
12-18-2005, 10:09 AM
Here are pictures of the treats we made tonight. Both were really easy and very cute! DS will tell about making them for Share Time on Monday and we're sending them to school for his classmates.

He is very proud of his cookies!
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/78718christopher_with_reindeer_cookies-med.JPG

A close up.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/78718reindeer_cookies-med.JPG

And our pretzel wreaths.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/78718holiday_pretzel_treats-med.JPG
Your reindeer cookies are cute. Love the wreath's.
Your DS is Adorable.

Brendita
12-18-2005, 11:33 AM
HOS
Morning everyone.
Denise as to Lynn's question.
YES, YES, YES, I CAN'T WAIT.
I even have a friend to help with driving.
Think it will take about 5-6 days.
Using a U-haul pulling a car trailor.

Brendita
12-18-2005, 12:14 PM
Hi all I'm back on page 1241.
Trying to catch up.

legalslave
12-18-2005, 12:18 PM
Hi all! I've been back for a few days (since 3:00 a.m. on 12/13) but it's taken me this long to catch up!!! 184 pages!! We had a great time, although it was quite chilly and rainy most days. We saw Denise and the kids on our first day in the parks. They were on their way to FMT. Rees and Davis were a little unhappy (wanted the monorail), but Brantley-Kate was up for anything. They are all adorable, and were wearing their FMT shirts, as was Denise. John was not wearing a custom T-shirt (not even a t-shirt, it was a sport shirt) but it was lime green like the rest. Very nice family. We ran into them again as we were coming from Fantasyland into Liberty Square. They were at the end of FMT and the kids were much happier. They were walking along with Peter Pan and Wendy and had big grins on their faces!

We had many comments on our shirts - especially the "I don't wanna go home" one with an upset Donald Duck on it that we wore the last day. All of the characters liked our custom autograph books, too. They would point to the pictures of themselves, then at themselves and clap their hands and jump up and down. Very cool. Mary Poppins said we were very "innovative."

Congratulations Amy and Poohangel. Amy, you weren't really fooling any of us. Kate, I'd like to be put on the list for the DC meet in July - sounds great. Denise, I hope everyone's better now. You have had more than your share of illness these past few months. This is NOT the way to keep up your nursing skills!! I have read so much the past few days that my head is swimming. To anyone else with illness - get well soon. Anyone else that should be congratulated - consider yourself congratulated! Anyone leaving soon - have a great trip.

Now I need to go back to my baking. I have made 30 dozen cookies and 12 dozen rum balls so far. I always bring about half of it to my office, so I need to be done to bring them in tomorrow. I'll check back once in awhile through the day, so I'll stay signed in.

June

Brendita
12-18-2005, 12:19 PM
School was cancelled today as we had no power. The kids were sobbing because they missed Santa and the Christmas Party (BK is feeling better). So, we went to the mall, saw Santa, got cookies, and rode the carousel. A fun morning! Except now I have a $50 platter of Subway sandwiches sitting in my refrigerator... won't be cooking for a while!


http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/DenisePersonal/12-16-2005_098_1.jpg (http://photobucket.com/albums/b175/DenisePersonal/?)
Denise sorry you all have been sick.
Sending :grouphug: & :wizard: .
Can't wait to see you all this Summer.
Those little 1's of yours are to cute.

rosiejo
12-18-2005, 01:34 PM
Hi all! I've been back for a few days (since 3:00 a.m. on 12/13) but it's taken me this long to catch up!!!

Congratulations Amy and Poohangel. Amy, you weren't really fooling any of us. Kate, I'd like to be put on the list for the DC meet in July - sounds great. Denise, I hope everyone's better now. You have had more than your share of illness these past few months. This is NOT the way to keep up your nursing skills!! I have read so much the past few days that my head is swimming. To anyone else with illness - get well soon. Anyone else that should be congratulated - consider yourself congratulated! Anyone leaving soon - have a great trip.

Now I need to go back to my baking. I have made 30 dozen cookies and 12 dozen rum balls so far. I always bring about half of it to my office, so I need to be done to bring them in tomorrow. I'll check back once in awhile through the day, so I'll stay signed in.

June

:rotfl2: Are you sure your head isn't spinning from the rum balls??

Hi June - Welcome back! Glad you had a good trip :goodvibes

rosiejo
12-18-2005, 01:35 PM
Hey guys I just uploaded my official ceremony photos so I could share them on the wedding board - thought you all might like to see them. Here's the link. The photos uploaded in reverse for some reason so you have to start at the end and work backwards... :0)

ETA - there is a problem with the link so I'm trying to find another host for the photos - bear with me...

legalslave
12-18-2005, 02:47 PM
:rotfl2: Are you sure your head isn't spinning from the rum balls??

Hi June - Welcome back! Glad you had a good trip :goodvibes

I haven't even sampled the rum balls yet! I just made them last night, and they have to "ripen" a bit before they're really good.

I tried to go to the site to see your pictures, but after signing up for Yahoo, it said I had followed a bad link. I came back here and clicked on your link again, but it said the same thing. I'll try again later.

disneyaggie
12-18-2005, 02:57 PM
Rum balls, huh?

Years ago my Mom made them for a Christmas party her and Dad were throwing. Now, none of us drink, but that was Mom's limit . . . rum balls. Anyway, after the party, she had left a serving plate with extra rum balls out on the table and went to bed. Little did we know that our chihuahua wanted them, so she somehow in the night she knocked the plate off the table and ate everyone of them that was left on the plate. She was snockered! She would wobble around to go potty, but for the most part, our little lush slept the whole day through. :rotfl:

rosiejo
12-18-2005, 03:36 PM
Rum balls, huh?

Years ago my Mom made them for a Christmas party her and Dad were throwing. Now, none of us drink, but that was Mom's limit . . . rum balls. Anyway, after the party, she had left a serving plate with extra rum balls out on the table and went to bed. Little did we know that our chihuahua wanted them, so she somehow in the night she knocked the plate off the table and ate everyone of them that was left on the plate. She was snockered! She would wobble around to go potty, but for the most part, our little lush slept the whole day through. :rotfl:
:dog2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

Animals - don't ya just love 'em!

legalslave
12-18-2005, 03:50 PM
When I made them a few years ago, one of the women in my office who doesn't drink had about 9 of them at 9:00 a.m.!! She got to feeling pretty good. Later she said "You didn't tell me there was real rum in them!" I guess she thought it was just rum flavoring. Anyway, she really loves them and waits for me to bring them in each year.

Debbie, what a cute story about your dog. However, you were very lucky! The ones I make are made with chocolate chips, which are very poisonous to dogs!

disneyaggie
12-18-2005, 04:20 PM
:dog2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

Animals - don't ya just love 'em!
ALWAYS! :flower:

disneyaggie
12-18-2005, 04:25 PM
Debbie, what a cute story about your dog. However, you were very lucky! The ones I make are made with chocolate chips, which are very poisonous to dogs!
YIKES!

A few years ago my yorkie (passed away since then, but NOT due to this story!) dug through a grocery sack that I had brought in and found a chocolate candy bar. He then proceeded to eat the entire thing! I found the wrapper in the other room and a big smile on his face. :confused3

I immediately called the emergency vet clinic and told them what he had eaten and his weight. Fortunately it was not enough to phase him. The vet did say he might get sick from it. Never happened! The little stinker actually wanted more. NO WAY! :earboy2:

Fur children . . . gotta love 'em! :dog2: :dog: :pug:

disneyeveryyear
12-18-2005, 04:29 PM
It looks like a quiet group around here. I only had about 12 pages to catch up on from 2 days.

Denise - sorry you are all still on the sick side. Did BK end up going to the Dr? I remember you said something about the meds making her sick, so I am guessing she is now on antibiotics? Hope everyone gets better before the big guy comes to visit. The house looks great (as usual).

Marti - tell Matt - Good Job! He must work very hard to have earned all those belts. You must have worked very hard driving him to all his lessons!

Steffy - glad you have enjoyed your ornaments. As to your question on the PM - I don't remember where the Blue Fairy ornament came from. Sorry. We probably have more than 500+ Disney ornaments, and I remember where most were purchased, but I am sorry to say I don't remember that one. If you post a picture of it on your tree (hint, hint), it might help jog my memory.

Elin - sorry I missed you leaving. Have a great trip.

Legalslave - glad you had a good time. Let us know when your trip report is posted.

Update for my computer: It is still in data recovery mode. My DM has let us borrow her laptop (that she never uses). I installed my extra wi-fi card today so I am once again operational. DH has figured out how to solve the problem. Just buy a new laptop. Sure babe, no problem. I loved my HP Pavilion, it was considered a desktop replacement with a 17" screen and had a built in number pad on the keyboard. Since I do accounting work, it was awesome, but they are a little pricey. DH thinks I should get a new one and have the old one fixed for DS, who seems to be doing a ton of homework on the computer. I think I will first try to find someone to fix the old one. Then we'll see.

disneyeveryyear
12-18-2005, 04:31 PM
DH has taken the kids to see Chronicles of Narnia. DS couldn't believe I wasn't going.

What should I do with my time? Something productive - clean, laundry, cook, Christmas cards?

Something fun - DIS, read a book, take a nap?

He has been instructed to pick me up if we go for pizza for dinner.

Oh well, I'll stick to DISing for now, then I'll clean (maybe).

Tinkaroo
12-18-2005, 05:21 PM
Was that the print screen tip? If not could you PM and share with me too?

:goodvibes

That was it! And thanks to Lisa for posting it!

tmfranlk
12-18-2005, 06:15 PM
YIKES!

A few years ago my yorkie (passed away since then, but NOT due to this story!) dug through a grocery sack that I had brought in and found a chocolate candy bar. He then proceeded to eat the entire thing! I found the wrapper in the other room and a big smile on his face. :confused3

I immediately called the emergency vet clinic and told them what he had eaten and his weight. Fortunately it was not enough to phase him. The vet did say he might get sick from it. Never happened! The little stinker actually wanted more. NO WAY! :earboy2:

Fur children . . . gotta love 'em! :dog2: :dog: :pug:

Our little doxie/beagle mix did that once on a road trip. We were eating and left him in the van (middle of November so not to hot or cold). When we came out, he had eaten an entire pan of brownies and part of a bag of Hershey kisses. We were a little scared of what was to come during the last 3 hours of our drive, but all turned out okay.

my3princes
12-18-2005, 07:42 PM
I may have to try the mice next year!!
They sound adorable and the reindeer are really easy and the kids love making those!!

I think my mom still has some of the candy cane mice on her tree. I'll try to remember to take a picture and post for you.

Deb

my3princes
12-18-2005, 07:58 PM
My vet says that it takes a lot of chocolate to harm a dog. He says that onions are much more deadly. I never had heard that onions were harmful, but they apparently are very harmful.

Deb

my3princes
12-18-2005, 08:09 PM
My day started off ok, got to sleep in and then headed out to shop. Even the shopping went well and I think I've pretty much finished my Christmas shopping. That's when the day turned for the worse. I was checking out of the last store, planning to go home and wrap. DH called and told me that Colby (ds3) had cut his face while riding the snowmobile with dh. It was bad enough that he thought we should take him to the ER. He required 5 stitches. We had to wait nearly 2 hours to be seen, then had to physically hold him down while they numbed the area and did the stitches. He has been out of it since. He is just laying around. The area of his face (cheek area to the left of his mouth) is really swollen as is his lip. It seemed to swell after all the numbing shots (and there were tons). He is drooling all over himself. Poor little guy. It was such a freak accident. They were riding on our lawn and hit a little bump. He slid forward and hit his cheek on the toggle switch for the handwarmers. They hadn't been outside for more than 10 minutes. We ride all winter long (we all wear helmets on the trails) and we have never gotten hurt. DH didn't put his helmet on as they were staying on the lawn and not riding hard or fast. Now we know that we must all wear helmets all the time. He in now on antibiotic 3 times a day and we have to go back in 2 days for a suture check and on Friday to have them removed. Looks like my week just got a little busier.

ETA: http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/my3princes/colbycheek.jpg

Deb

MinnieMouseMom
12-18-2005, 08:13 PM
My day started off ok, got to sleep in and then headed out to shop. Even the shopping went well and I think I've pretty much finished my Christmas shopping. That's when the day turned for the worse. I was checking out of the last store, planning to go home and wrap. DH called and told me that Colby (ds3) had cut his face while riding the snowmobile with dh. It was bad enough that he thought we should take him to the ER. He required 5 stitches. We had to wait nearly 2 hours to be seen, then had to physically hold him down while they numbed the area and did the stitches. He has been out of it since. He is just laying around. The area of his face (cheek area to the left of his mouth) is really swollen as is his lip. It seemed to swell after all the numbing shots (and there were tons). He is drooling all over himself. Poor little guy. It was such a freak accident. They were riding on our lawn and hit a little bump. He slid forward and hit his cheek on the toggle switch for the handwarmers. They hadn't been outside for more than 10 minutes. We ride all winter long (we all wear helmets on the trails) and we have never gotten hurt. DH didn't put his helmet on as they were staying on the lawn and not riding hard or fast. Now we know that we must all wear helmets all the time. He in now on antibiotic 3 times a day and we have to go back in 2 days for a suture check and on Friday to have them removed. Looks like my week just got a little busier.

Deb


Poor little Colby!! Poor Daddy & Mommy too!! He'll heal fast. :goodvibes

Tinkaroo
12-18-2005, 08:21 PM
Here's some PD for you and your family, Deb! :wizard: I hope he gets to feeling better soon!

Brendita
12-18-2005, 08:25 PM
OMG
It's snowing here. :cold: :cold:
Where is the :sunny: when I need it.

bengalbelle
12-18-2005, 08:41 PM
OMG
It's snowing here. :cold: :cold:
Where is the :sunny: when I need it.
I sent you a PM.

bengalbelle
12-18-2005, 08:46 PM
My day started off ok, got to sleep in and then headed out to shop. Even the shopping went well and I think I've pretty much finished my Christmas shopping. That's when the day turned for the worse. I was checking out of the last store, planning to go home and wrap. DH called and told me that Colby (ds3) had cut his face while riding the snowmobile with dh. It was bad enough that he thought we should take him to the ER. He required 5 stitches. We had to wait nearly 2 hours to be seen, then had to physically hold him down while they numbed the area and did the stitches. He has been out of it since. He is just laying around. The area of his face (cheek area to the left of his mouth) is really swollen as is his lip. It seemed to swell after all the numbing shots (and there were tons). He is drooling all over himself. Poor little guy. It was such a freak accident. They were riding on our lawn and hit a little bump. He slid forward and hit his cheek on the toggle switch for the handwarmers. They hadn't been outside for more than 10 minutes. We ride all winter long (we all wear helmets on the trails) and we have never gotten hurt. DH didn't put his helmet on as they were staying on the lawn and not riding hard or fast. Now we know that we must all wear helmets all the time. He in now on antibiotic 3 times a day and we have to go back in 2 days for a suture check and on Friday to have them removed. Looks like my week just got a little busier.

ETA: http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/my3princes/colbycheek.jpg

Deb
Poor little thing! Here's some :wizard: that he's on the mend soon!

triplefigs
12-18-2005, 08:49 PM
My day started off ok, got to sleep in and then headed out to shop. Even the shopping went well and I think I've pretty much finished my Christmas shopping. That's when the day turned for the worse. I was checking out of the last store, planning to go home and wrap. DH called and told me that Colby (ds3) had cut his face while riding the snowmobile with dh. It was bad enough that he thought we should take him to the ER. He required 5 stitches. We had to wait nearly 2 hours to be seen, then had to physically hold him down while they numbed the area and did the stitches. He has been out of it since. He is just laying around. The area of his face (cheek area to the left of his mouth) is really swollen as is his lip. It seemed to swell after all the numbing shots (and there were tons). He is drooling all over himself. Poor little guy. It was such a freak accident. They were riding on our lawn and hit a little bump. He slid forward and hit his cheek on the toggle switch for the handwarmers. They hadn't been outside for more than 10 minutes. We ride all winter long (we all wear helmets on the trails) and we have never gotten hurt. DH didn't put his helmet on as they were staying on the lawn and not riding hard or fast. Now we know that we must all wear helmets all the time. He in now on antibiotic 3 times a day and we have to go back in 2 days for a suture check and on Friday to have them removed. Looks like my week just got a little busier.

ETA: http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/my3princes/colbycheek.jpg

Deb

Oh, poor Colby! Hugs to him to get well soon!

triplefigs
12-18-2005, 08:50 PM
Just got home from the ER with Brantley-Kate. She is still vomiting and having diarrhea. Gave her an IV and Phenergan. Also changed the antibiotic for her sinus infection and did breathing treatments. Poor thing has lost 4 pounds this week. Gotta go, she's sick again.

bengalbelle
12-18-2005, 08:52 PM
Just got home from the ER with Brantley-Kate. She is still vomiting and having diarrhea. Gave her an IV and Phenergan. Also changed the antibiotic for her sinus infection and did breathing treatments. Poor thing has lost 4 pounds this week. Gotta go, she's sick again.
:grouphug:

my3princes
12-18-2005, 09:10 PM
Just got home from the ER with Brantley-Kate. She is still vomiting and having diarrhea. Gave her an IV and Phenergan. Also changed the antibiotic for her sinus infection and did breathing treatments. Poor thing has lost 4 pounds this week. Gotta go, she's sick again.


Thanks for taking the time to wish Colby well. I'm sure that he'll be fine so here some :wizard: :wizard: and lots of :grouphug: :grouphug: for BK. It's so hard when they are that sick. Do they think she's got a virus or is it just the infection that is getting the best of her? I wish I could help.

Deb

my3princes
12-18-2005, 09:12 PM
Thanks to you all for your well wishes. He is sleeping peacefully on the couch. I'm taking him to bed with me tonight just in case he needs something during the night.

Deb

Brendita
12-18-2005, 09:14 PM
:wizard: :wizard: :wizard: & :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:
To triplefigs (Brantley-Kate)
To my3princes (Colby)
Also to everyone else.
Happy Holidays Please stay healthy.
Night all :cloud9: .

Blueeyes101817
12-18-2005, 09:15 PM
I hope colby and BK feel better soon!!!!

Steffy
12-18-2005, 09:29 PM
Poor litle Colby! :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:

And Denise. :grouphug: :grouphug: :wizard: for BK.

What an ordeal.

The kids have to get better by the weekend! That's an order. princess:

Tinkaroo
12-18-2005, 09:41 PM
Just got home from the ER with Brantley-Kate. She is still vomiting and having diarrhea. Gave her an IV and Phenergan. Also changed the antibiotic for her sinus infection and did breathing treatments. Poor thing has lost 4 pounds this week. Gotta go, she's sick again.

That is awful! Lots of :grouphug: and :wizard: to you guys.

MinnieMouseMom
12-18-2005, 09:42 PM
Just got home from the ER with Brantley-Kate. She is still vomiting and having diarrhea. Gave her an IV and Phenergan. Also changed the antibiotic for her sinus infection and did breathing treatments. Poor thing has lost 4 pounds this week. Gotta go, she's sick again.

Poor little princess!! Hope she feels better real soon!! :wizard:

my3princes
12-18-2005, 09:58 PM
I just did this design to put on the "pocket" area of a T-shirt for a dear friend. How does it look? http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/63925LORRAINE.jpg

Deb

miss missy
12-18-2005, 10:09 PM
I haven't been on this weekend. Busy here...

Deb and Denise Hope the kids get well soon. ER visits are not fun I know. Man I know. Give them both hugs for me please!

dumby
12-18-2005, 10:11 PM
Denise I sure hope BK gets better real soon.

Deb hope Colby feels better soon it is no fun having to get stitches. Ouch

miss missy
12-18-2005, 10:14 PM
I'm still not getting notifications!

Miss missy - LOVED white trash Christmas!! :rotfl:

Thanks, it hit my funny bone too!

miss missy
12-18-2005, 10:18 PM
I know. Glad the tag fairy's not around. Geez! I mean a total DORK!!!! BTW, I lived in Sapporo (it's where they held the 1972 Winter Olympics- boy was it COLD for my Southern bones) on the Northern Island of Hokkaido. I went my junior year in HS, then worked in DC for Senator Howell Heflin in college. Had great aspirations for politics or public policy. Met DH, got married, and had triplets! :rotfl:

That politics will come in handy as the three grow up.. believe me! :rotfl:

my3princes
12-18-2005, 10:32 PM
I played with the lettering a little more. I think this is easier to read.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/63925Lorraine2.jpg

Deb

miss missy
12-18-2005, 10:36 PM
I played with the lettering a little more. I think this is easier to read.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/63925Lorraine2.jpg

Deb

Deb I like it alot! Great job!

Tinkaroo
12-18-2005, 10:37 PM
I played with the lettering a little more. I think this is easier to read.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/63925Lorraine2.jpg

Deb

Very pretty!

Blueeyes101817
12-18-2005, 10:38 PM
I played with the lettering a little more. I think this is easier to read.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/63925Lorraine2.jpg

Deb


very pretty! i like it!

Steamboat Marti
12-18-2005, 10:41 PM
My day started off ok, got to sleep in and then headed out to shop. Even the shopping went well and I think I've pretty much finished my Christmas shopping. That's when the day turned for the worse. I was checking out of the last store, planning to go home and wrap. DH called and told me that Colby (ds3) had cut his face while riding the snowmobile with dh. It was bad enough that he thought we should take him to the ER. He required 5 stitches. We had to wait nearly 2 hours to be seen, then had to physically hold him down while they numbed the area and did the stitches. He has been out of it since. He is just laying around. The area of his face (cheek area to the left of his mouth) is really swollen as is his lip. It seemed to swell after all the numbing shots (and there were tons). He is drooling all over himself. Poor little guy. It was such a freak accident. They were riding on our lawn and hit a little bump. He slid forward and hit his cheek on the toggle switch for the handwarmers. They hadn't been outside for more than 10 minutes. We ride all winter long (we all wear helmets on the trails) and we have never gotten hurt. DH didn't put his helmet on as they were staying on the lawn and not riding hard or fast. Now we know that we must all wear helmets all the time. He in now on antibiotic 3 times a day and we have to go back in 2 days for a suture check and on Friday to have them removed. Looks like my week just got a little busier.

ETA: http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/my3princes/colbycheek.jpg

Deb


Poor kid - I hope he feels better soon. He looks so miserable in this picture. :grouphug:

Steamboat Marti
12-18-2005, 10:42 PM
Just got home from the ER with Brantley-Kate. She is still vomiting and having diarrhea. Gave her an IV and Phenergan. Also changed the antibiotic for her sinus infection and did breathing treatments. Poor thing has lost 4 pounds this week. Gotta go, she's sick again.

She's too small to lose 4 pounds in one week!!! She's been sick for too long, I hope she feels better soon. I never like it when kids are sick (or have stitches!)

my3princes
12-18-2005, 10:43 PM
Thanks guys. She really loves Disney, but doesn't have the money to vacation there. I usually bring her back a shirt when we go, but thought it would make a good gift. The cost is minimal. 4 x 6" transfer sheets were 15 sheets for $0.25 (SIL lucked into big clearance at Walmart). The shirt was $0.90 at Kmart so my biggest cost is ink. I love inexpensive, yet nice gifts.

Deb

Steamboat Marti
12-18-2005, 10:44 PM
I played with the lettering a little more. I think this is easier to read.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/63925Lorraine2.jpg

Deb

I like this one better - it is easier to read. I was going to suggest that, but since I don't do any designing - who am I to make suggestions???

my3princes
12-18-2005, 10:46 PM
Hello Marti. Colby was pretty miserable in the photo. He took a bath and got the bandaid wet so we had to remove it to change it and he wasn't very happy. He did very well considering all that he went through today. He's sleeping well now and I'm about to join him. Hopefully he'll be back to himself tomorrow.

Deb

tink2020
12-18-2005, 11:10 PM
Hey guys! I'm home, but exhausted! We had a really long night trying to fly back home..... I have a root canal at 8:30 am (welcome home, right? :confused3 ) so it may be a while before I catch up! Talk to you later!

bengalbelle
12-18-2005, 11:15 PM
I played with the lettering a little more. I think this is easier to read.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/63925Lorraine2.jpg

Deb
I love it!

Blueeyes101817
12-18-2005, 11:15 PM
Hey guys! I'm home, but exhausted! We had a really long night trying to fly back home..... I have a root canal at 8:30 am (welcome home, right? :confused3 ) so it may be a while before I catch up! Talk to you later!

welcome home!

Baloo
12-18-2005, 11:46 PM
Hi everybody!

Just wanted to say hello before off to bed.I have been so busy this weekend.
Tomorrow is Erich's last day before Christmas break.His class sold ponsiettas and raised money to shop for 6 needy kids they adopted.So tomorrow morning there will be around 69 5th graders in Walmart! OY!:earseek: TG I'll only be in charge of 4!! :rolleyes: After we're done shopping we'll be going back to school to wrap the gifts then have pizza and a party.I made 4 dozen cookies tonight.I'd never done it before but I made cookies from cake mix.Love them,they're so easy and quick to do. Perfect for school kids!

I also made these dough (non edible) ornaments for Erich's teachers...they sorta look like each teacher! :teeth:

Mr Goodson (he really is short!) Mrs Evatt (she's a doll in RL,her favorite color is purple),Mrs Ross (she has a frog on her shirt,she's the Science teacher) And Mrs Oliver (she's about 6 ft tall,is a rabid Tennessee fan and has curly blonde hair...we call it disco ball hair!!! :rotfl:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b196/Baloo1320/100_4903.jpg

Deb..pooooor Colby! Hope he's all better real soon.

Marti..congrats to Matt!

Denise...hope BK gets better soon!
I was looking at the picture of your kids with Santa and thinking "I know that Santa!" Yeah because his picture is sitting on my mantle with my DSS Jonathan when he was about 5!!! (he's 12 now!) Before I knew Joe he lived in Atlanta for about 10 years.I tried to scan the pic of Jon but my darn scnner isn't working.Joe's still out of town,won't be home until Fri. so I'll do it next weekend.

Bengal...love your cookies...your son is adorable.

Jen Welcome Home...can't wait to hear about your trip! Yuck what a homecoming!

I hope everybody is doing okay,those germs stay away! I'm really beat and need to head to bed...ALL those kidlet tomorrow!! I need my rest!!! ;)

Anyway I just wanted to tell y'all I was thinking about my DDAers! :goodvibes

Night!

ack I gotta go to bed...I keep looking and editing stuff I missed...Night for real! :flower:

bengalbelle
12-19-2005, 12:04 AM
Hi everybody!

Just wanted to say hello before off to bed.I have been so busy this weekend.
Tomorrow is Erich's last day before Christmas break.His class sold ponsiettas and raised money to shop for 6 needy kids they adopted.So tomorrow morning there will be around 69 5th graders in Walmart! OY!:earseek: TG I'll only be in charge of 4!! :rolleyes: After we're done shopping we'll be going back to school to wrap the gifts then have pizza and a party.I made 4 dozen cookies tonight.I'd never done it before but I made cookies from cake mix.Love them,they're so easy and quick to do. Perfect for school kids!

I also made these dough (non edible) ornaments for Erich's teachers...they sorta look like each teacher! :teeth:

Mr Goodson (he really is short!) Mrs Evatt (she's a doll in RL,her favorite color is purple),Mrs Ross (she has a frog on her shirt,she's the Science teacher) And Mrs Oliver (she's about 6 ft tall,is a rabid Tennessee fan and has curly blonde hair...we call it disco ball hair!!! :rotfl:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b196/Baloo1320/100_4903.jpg

Deb..pooooor Colby! Hope he's all better real soon.

Marti..congrats to Matt!

Denise...hope BK gets better soon!
I was looking at the picture of your kids with Santa and thinking "I know that Santa!" Yeah because his picture is sitting on my mantle with my DSS Jonathan when he was about 5!!! (he's 12 now!) Before I knew Joe he lived in Atlanta for about 10 years.I tried to scan the pic of Jon but my darn scnner isn't working.Joe's still out of town,won't be home until Fri. so I'll do it next weekend.

Bengal...love your cookies...your son is adorable.

Jen Welcome Home...can't wait to hear about your trip! Yuck what a homecoming!

I hope everybody is doing okay,those germs stay away! I'm really beat and need to head to bed...ALL those kidlet tomorrow!! I need my rest!!! ;)

Anyway I just wanted to tell y'all I was thinking about my DDAers! :goodvibes

Night!

ack I gotta go to bed...I keep looking and editing stuff I missed...Night for real! :flower:
I gotta know how to make those ornaments. They're fantastic!
Have fun tomorrow!

MinnieMouseMom
12-19-2005, 12:07 AM
I played with the lettering a little more. I think this is easier to read.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/63925Lorraine2.jpg

Deb

That's great!

MinnieMouseMom
12-19-2005, 12:08 AM
Hey guys! I'm home, but exhausted! We had a really long night trying to fly back home..... I have a root canal at 8:30 am (welcome home, right? :confused3 ) so it may be a while before I catch up! Talk to you later!

Welcome home! Good luck with the root canal. That's some "welcome home", eh? pirate:

MinnieMouseMom
12-19-2005, 12:09 AM
Hi everybody!

Just wanted to say hello before off to bed.I have been so busy this weekend.
Tomorrow is Erich's last day before Christmas break.His class sold ponsiettas and raised money to shop for 6 needy kids they adopted.So tomorrow morning there will be around 69 5th graders in Walmart! OY!:earseek: TG I'll only be in charge of 4!! :rolleyes: After we're done shopping we'll be going back to school to wrap the gifts then have pizza and a party.I made 4 dozen cookies tonight.I'd never done it before but I made cookies from cake mix.Love them,they're so easy and quick to do. Perfect for school kids!

I also made these dough (non edible) ornaments for Erich's teachers...they sorta look like each teacher! :teeth:

Mr Goodson (he really is short!) Mrs Evatt (she's a doll in RL,her favorite color is purple),Mrs Ross (she has a frog on her shirt,she's the Science teacher) And Mrs Oliver (she's about 6 ft tall,is a rabid Tennessee fan and has curly blonde hair...we call it disco ball hair!!! :rotfl:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b196/Baloo1320/100_4903.jpg

Deb..pooooor Colby! Hope he's all better real soon.

Marti..congrats to Matt!

Denise...hope BK gets better soon!
I was looking at the picture of your kids with Santa and thinking "I know that Santa!" Yeah because his picture is sitting on my mantle with my DSS Jonathan when he was about 5!!! (he's 12 now!) Before I knew Joe he lived in Atlanta for about 10 years.I tried to scan the pic of Jon but my darn scnner isn't working.Joe's still out of town,won't be home until Fri. so I'll do it next weekend.

Bengal...love your cookies...your son is adorable.

Jen Welcome Home...can't wait to hear about your trip! Yuck what a homecoming!

I hope everybody is doing okay,those germs stay away! I'm really beat and need to head to bed...ALL those kidlet tomorrow!! I need my rest!!! ;)

Anyway I just wanted to tell y'all I was thinking about my DDAers! :goodvibes

Night!

ack I gotta go to bed...I keep looking and editing stuff I missed...Night for real! :flower:

Those are perfect!!

Pooh67_68
12-19-2005, 05:13 AM
:grouphug:

My day started off ok, got to sleep in and then headed out to shop. Even the shopping went well and I think I've pretty much finished my Christmas shopping. That's when the day turned for the worse. I was checking out of the last store, planning to go home and wrap. DH called and told me that Colby (ds3) had cut his face while riding the snowmobile with dh. It was bad enough that he thought we should take him to the ER. He required 5 stitches. We had to wait nearly 2 hours to be seen, then had to physically hold him down while they numbed the area and did the stitches. He has been out of it since. He is just laying around. The area of his face (cheek area to the left of his mouth) is really swollen as is his lip. It seemed to swell after all the numbing shots (and there were tons). He is drooling all over himself. Poor little guy. It was such a freak accident. They were riding on our lawn and hit a little bump. He slid forward and hit his cheek on the toggle switch for the handwarmers. They hadn't been outside for more than 10 minutes. We ride all winter long (we all wear helmets on the trails) and we have never gotten hurt. DH didn't put his helmet on as they were staying on the lawn and not riding hard or fast. Now we know that we must all wear helmets all the time. He in now on antibiotic 3 times a day and we have to go back in 2 days for a suture check and on Friday to have them removed. Looks like my week just got a little busier.

ETA: http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/my3princes/colbycheek.jpg

Deb

Pooh67_68
12-19-2005, 05:14 AM
:grouphug:
Just got home from the ER with Brantley-Kate. She is still vomiting and having diarrhea. Gave her an IV and Phenergan. Also changed the antibiotic for her sinus infection and did breathing treatments. Poor thing has lost 4 pounds this week. Gotta go, she's sick again.

Pooh67_68
12-19-2005, 05:17 AM
Baloo, cute ornaments. :)

lmartin2711
12-19-2005, 07:04 AM
Just checking in to let you know I am still around just really busy.

Denise.....I am so sorry about BK....I am hoping she is feeling better soon!!!

Deb.....I hope Colby is also better soon. We have three 4-wheelers and my DH and DS's always worry me when they go off on them.

I hope everyone is doing well and getting all their Christmas shopping done. I only have 2 more gifts to buy.....YEAH ME!!!

Talk to ya'll later......Lynn

my3princes
12-19-2005, 07:21 AM
Hi everybody!

Just wanted to say hello before off to bed.I have been so busy this weekend.
Tomorrow is Erich's last day before Christmas break.His class sold ponsiettas and raised money to shop for 6 needy kids they adopted.So tomorrow morning there will be around 69 5th graders in Walmart! OY!:earseek: TG I'll only be in charge of 4!! :rolleyes: After we're done shopping we'll be going back to school to wrap the gifts then have pizza and a party.I made 4 dozen cookies tonight.I'd never done it before but I made cookies from cake mix.Love them,they're so easy and quick to do. Perfect for school kids!

I also made these dough (non edible) ornaments for Erich's teachers...they sorta look like each teacher! :teeth:

Mr Goodson (he really is short!) Mrs Evatt (she's a doll in RL,her favorite color is purple),Mrs Ross (she has a frog on her shirt,she's the Science teacher) And Mrs Oliver (she's about 6 ft tall,is a rabid Tennessee fan and has curly blonde hair...we call it disco ball hair!!! :rotfl:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b196/Baloo1320/100_4903.jpg

Deb..pooooor Colby! Hope he's all better real soon.

Marti..congrats to Matt!

Denise...hope BK gets better soon!
I was looking at the picture of your kids with Santa and thinking "I know that Santa!" Yeah because his picture is sitting on my mantle with my DSS Jonathan when he was about 5!!! (he's 12 now!) Before I knew Joe he lived in Atlanta for about 10 years.I tried to scan the pic of Jon but my darn scnner isn't working.Joe's still out of town,won't be home until Fri. so I'll do it next weekend.

Bengal...love your cookies...your son is adorable.

Jen Welcome Home...can't wait to hear about your trip! Yuck what a homecoming!

I hope everybody is doing okay,those germs stay away! I'm really beat and need to head to bed...ALL those kidlet tomorrow!! I need my rest!!! ;)

Anyway I just wanted to tell y'all I was thinking about my DDAers! :goodvibes

Night!

ack I gotta go to bed...I keep looking and editing stuff I missed...Night for real! :flower:

Baloo, Those are awesome. So much detail. Very crafty.

Deb

my3princes
12-19-2005, 07:24 AM
Colby is very quiet this morning. Just hanging out on the couch. He says that it doesn't hurt, but he just isn't himself yet. I've recorded some christmas shows so he'll just watch those this morning. Hopefully I can get some cooking and wrapping done. Check in later.

Deb

dumby
12-19-2005, 10:09 AM
Hi everybody!

Just wanted to say hello before off to bed.I have been so busy this weekend.
Tomorrow is Erich's last day before Christmas break.His class sold ponsiettas and raised money to shop for 6 needy kids they adopted.So tomorrow morning there will be around 69 5th graders in Walmart! OY!:earseek: TG I'll only be in charge of 4!! :rolleyes: After we're done shopping we'll be going back to school to wrap the gifts then have pizza and a party.I made 4 dozen cookies tonight.I'd never done it before but I made cookies from cake mix.Love them,they're so easy and quick to do. Perfect for school kids!

I also made these dough (non edible) ornaments for Erich's teachers...they sorta look like each teacher! :teeth:

Mr Goodson (he really is short!) Mrs Evatt (she's a doll in RL,her favorite color is purple),Mrs Ross (she has a frog on her shirt,she's the Science teacher) And Mrs Oliver (she's about 6 ft tall,is a rabid Tennessee fan and has curly blonde hair...we call it disco ball hair!!! :rotfl:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b196/Baloo1320/100_4903.jpg

Deb..pooooor Colby! Hope he's all better real soon.

Marti..congrats to Matt!

Denise...hope BK gets better soon!
I was looking at the picture of your kids with Santa and thinking "I know that Santa!" Yeah because his picture is sitting on my mantle with my DSS Jonathan when he was about 5!!! (he's 12 now!) Before I knew Joe he lived in Atlanta for about 10 years.I tried to scan the pic of Jon but my darn scnner isn't working.Joe's still out of town,won't be home until Fri. so I'll do it next weekend.

Bengal...love your cookies...your son is adorable.

Jen Welcome Home...can't wait to hear about your trip! Yuck what a homecoming!

I hope everybody is doing okay,those germs stay away! I'm really beat and need to head to bed...ALL those kidlet tomorrow!! I need my rest!!! ;)

Anyway I just wanted to tell y'all I was thinking about my DDAers! :goodvibes

Night!

ack I gotta go to bed...I keep looking and editing stuff I missed...Night for real! :flower:

Those are awesome. Exactly how do you make these. How did you paint/dress them. This is such a cool ideal.

tink2020
12-19-2005, 10:19 AM
Here are the pictures from my tiedying adventure. I am so tickled that they turned out, not as good as the craft queen Deb's though. I am just happy that they don't look like a royal mess. I only left the dye on for 4 hours, because I didn't have anymore time to wait, before rinsing. These pictures were before washing. After I washed them the became a little "softer" in color.

All rubberbanded:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/tammi67/P1020573.jpg

Alyssa's shirt, front:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/tammi67/P1020574.jpg

Alyssa's back:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/tammi67/P1020575.jpg

Nicholas' front:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/tammi67/P1020580.jpg

Nicholas' back:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/tammi67/P1020581.jpg

My front:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/tammi67/P1020576.jpg

My back:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/tammi67/P1020577.jpg

DH front:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/tammi67/P1020578.jpg

Dh back:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/tammi67/P1020579.jpg

Tammi, those DID turn out great!

tink2020
12-19-2005, 10:25 AM
Thanks Marti! I looked some more on PB's website & found this table...

http://ww1.potterybarn.com/cat/pip.cfm?src=shpcfuroccctb%7Crshop&pkey=cfuroccctb&gids=p5693

I like the look but think it's alittle too much $$$. If my kids were older then it would be o.k. but they are still young & do too much damage to my furniture...what do you all think? (the baskets are sold separately)

I think it's adorable! I love Pottery Barn.... I agree though with kids around. Maybe it is too pricey if it may get messed up.

tink2020
12-19-2005, 10:28 AM
I checked out Ikea ..they have somthing similiar for $99...much more reasonable. I'll have to go over there & check it out in person.

New carpet, coffee table, & new casual dishes are what I asked for Christmas this year. (too practical I know!) but we really needed them.

SO jealous! I wish we had an IKEA nearby!

tink2020
12-19-2005, 10:29 AM
Julia and I could not agree on a shirt for her to wear to school today - so I did what any normal mother would do

I designed and made her a shirt :rotfl2:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/shirt001.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/shirt002.jpg

Very cute! But I question the normalcy.... :rotfl:

tink2020
12-19-2005, 10:35 AM
Good evening everyone.

DS(4-almost 5) and I were walking out of the mall today (in the rain) and I was holding packages and the umbrella. I told him to hold onto me before we started walking to the car and while we were walking to the car. I was also holding his head toward me with my arm that was holding the umbrella. Anyway, I moved my arm to use the remote to unlock the car and he saw a puddle in the middle of the driveway and darted away. As he moved (it all happened so fast) I screamed his name and moved toward him and a lady in a SUV slammed on her brakes and swerved to the side to avoid hitting him. This happened 6 1/2 hours ago and I am still shaking. I feel like an awful mother for letting go of him in the first place and I'm even more upset because he doesn't realize how dangerous it was. DH, my SIL and I have all talked to him and he just shrugs it off. I don't know what to do to get him to understand :(.
Anyway, I just needed to talk about it and if anyone has any advice I'd love to hear it. It will be a long time before he walks without holding our hands again.


Oh my goodness!!! I'm so glad he's ok! :grouphug:

julia & nicks mom
12-19-2005, 10:38 AM
My day started off ok, got to sleep in and then headed out to shop. Even the shopping went well and I think I've pretty much finished my Christmas shopping. That's when the day turned for the worse. I was checking out of the last store, planning to go home and wrap. DH called and told me that Colby (ds3) had cut his face while riding the snowmobile with dh. It was bad enough that he thought we should take him to the ER. He required 5 stitches. We had to wait nearly 2 hours to be seen, then had to physically hold him down while they numbed the area and did the stitches. He has been out of it since. He is just laying around. The area of his face (cheek area to the left of his mouth) is really swollen as is his lip. It seemed to swell after all the numbing shots (and there were tons). He is drooling all over himself. Poor little guy. It was such a freak accident. They were riding on our lawn and hit a little bump. He slid forward and hit his cheek on the toggle switch for the handwarmers. They hadn't been outside for more than 10 minutes. We ride all winter long (we all wear helmets on the trails) and we have never gotten hurt. DH didn't put his helmet on as they were staying on the lawn and not riding hard or fast. Now we know that we must all wear helmets all the time. He in now on antibiotic 3 times a day and we have to go back in 2 days for a suture check and on Friday to have them removed. Looks like my week just got a little busier.

ETA: http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/my3princes/colbycheek.jpg

Deb
Poor little guy!! I hope he is feeling better today!!

tink2020
12-19-2005, 10:38 AM
I did read that -

I got hardly anything done! I wrapped all my in-law gifts - which is a good bit - but my side is just waiting to go!!

There are 7 grandkids in my family - soon to be 8 :goodvibes and we SPOIL them rotten!! I am the only one who lives here - so my mom and I do all the shopping and wrapping - when my sisters show up - Christmas is ready and waiting for them - pretty sweet deal if you ask me!

look what they sent me this year for shopping for them:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/44693zoom.jpg

Kate, that's beautiful!

julia & nicks mom
12-19-2005, 10:39 AM
Just got home from the ER with Brantley-Kate. She is still vomiting and having diarrhea. Gave her an IV and Phenergan. Also changed the antibiotic for her sinus infection and did breathing treatments. Poor thing has lost 4 pounds this week. Gotta go, she's sick again.
That's no fun right here before Christmas!! I hope she and you are on the mend today!!

julia & nicks mom
12-19-2005, 10:41 AM
I have another grandma story for you all!!!

Yesterday we stopped to visit her with my parents on a way to a Christmas Party - Julia had on her Christmas dress and cape and her hair was done up in a cute little matching bow - I THOUGHT she looked gorgeous

as my grandma is hugging Julia goodbye she says:

You have such gorgeous hair - its a shame your mother doesn't do it right?!?!

***??? :confused3

My parents were just cracking up!! I think I might send Julia to my grandma to do her hair for Chirstmas!! :rotfl:

tink2020
12-19-2005, 10:46 AM
The paper comes in plastic bags from her and has her contact info on direct buying - her prices are the same - I have tried to find the paper outside of ebay without any luck

I may be so tired that I just think this is funny -
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/skunka.jpg

That's hilarious! :rotfl2:

Steamboat Marti
12-19-2005, 10:50 AM
Hi all - just got back from Matt's school. Today the kids went carolling through the halls. It was fun! However, Matt came home with me and is now in bed. We have another ear infection! Will the fun never end???

tink2020
12-19-2005, 10:57 AM
Hi, everyone. No, unfortunately I am really, really sick and Brantley-Kate has been vomiting for 24 hours... I can barely catch my breath from coughing. I'm on antibiotics and a nebulizer, but it's not helping. Hopefully, we'll make it to the Christmas Party at school tomorrow.

Oh, and we had a huge ice storm in Atlanta last pm. Roads are ok, but we lost tons of limbs off trees. It will likely refreeze tonight. Fun- NOT!

Denise! Was that ice storm on Thursday? I heard about it on the news at Disney and had a note to ask you about it! Hopefully it's passed, and you all are also feeling a little better! :goodvibes

tink2020
12-19-2005, 11:01 AM
It's okay Martha. We all know Kate's the most compassionate. :teeth:

I wonder how long I'd have to go without posting to receive a special PM from Kate? :rotfl:

Amy :)

Well I'll come to your defense, Amy. I was gone for 3 days and Amy is the one who asked AND PMed me :goodvibes

tink2020
12-19-2005, 11:05 AM
OK, Marti, I'm gonna go out on a limb without researching it. I'll be embarrassed if I'm wrong, but if so, somebody please correct me.

Effect is usually the noun. For example, "This medicine may cause side effects." (More on why I said "usually" to follow.)

Affect is usually the verb. For example, "The moon affects the ocean tide."

As usual in the English language, there are exceptions to both of these rules. One is when you use the phrase "to effect change." Effect is the verb. The other exception is in psychology, where a person's mood/personality is described as their affect. Affect is the noun this time (but it's pronounced a little different then usual: "AF-fect" instead of "uh-fect").

Please give me the gold star, English experts. I would hate to get a rap on the knuckles for this one!

Right on! :) Another way we were taught, if I remember correctly is that E comes after A in the alphabet. The word Effect is something that happens AFTER something else, as in cause and effect.

tink2020
12-19-2005, 11:06 AM
:blush: Thank you. Just what every mom loves to hear. :goodvibes

oooh, they are! I just saw your new picture! :teeth:

tink2020
12-19-2005, 11:07 AM
Not to discourage all you that are hoping your kids outgrow croup soon but....the last time I had croup(that was diagnosed) I was 17....I now do my best to make sure my colds stay just that way but I know that I have had croup at least once since then and I will be 35 next year.

Pixie dust to all who are sick....please don't pass it this way :teeth:

Theresa

I still get it, too. At least once a year I get something that progresses to bronchitis... and once, instead I got croup. The barky cough that left me COMPLETELY unable to breathe without treatments. I was 18, and it was the scariest thing!

tink2020
12-19-2005, 11:08 AM
I was also a yearbook advisor for five years, and parents were able to buy congratulatory ads for their seniors. Oh, I nearly went insane typing out some of those messages! :rotfl:

Amy :)

I think I would have found myself just correcting them! :rolleyes:

tink2020
12-19-2005, 11:26 AM
School was cancelled today as we had no power. The kids were sobbing because they missed Santa and the Christmas Party (BK is feeling better). So, we went to the mall, saw Santa, got cookies, and rode the carousel. A fun morning! Except now I have a $50 platter of Subway sandwiches sitting in my refrigerator... won't be cooking for a while!


http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/DenisePersonal/12-16-2005_098_1.jpg (http://photobucket.com/albums/b175/DenisePersonal/?)

BEAUTIFUL picture!

tink2020
12-19-2005, 11:29 AM
I just wanted to say goodbye to everyone on this thread. We will be heading to Baltimore in a few hours to spend the night before our flight leaves tomorrow AM at 7:10. Thanks to all of you for your friendship. You have made planning for this trip so enjoyable.

An extra special thank you to Kate, Denise and MidNite for their designs. I just know my t-shirts are going to add a lot of pixie dust to this trip. You guys are great. Also, thanks to Deb for sharing her tiedye techniques.

Have a great week everyone. We arrive home at 7:50 PM on Christmas Eve and I may not get back on for a few days. If I don't, I want to wish everyone now a very Merry Christmas.

Tammi



Elin - I pm'd you back :)


Tammi -- I hope you all are having a fantastic trip!

tink2020
12-19-2005, 11:30 AM
Julia and I made foam photo ornaments today with her and Nick's pictures in them -

she kept kissing Nick's picture and would say - My little brother is so cute -

one time she said to me - I love my little Cutesie - that is her nickname for him - my little cutesie :love:

I finally called DH cause it was so cute and she got on the phone and said

Daddy - my little cutesie is my treasure!!

How sweet is that?


How sweet! I hope they are always like that... how lucky for you!

tink2020
12-19-2005, 11:31 AM
I won't be on tonight - we are going to the dojo. Matt is testing tonight for his green belt in karate. He is so excited we can hardly pin him down. Plus we are picking up his little girl friend Olivia and eating at Friendly's first (Matt's choice, not mine!) So I'll see you all tomorrow.

Marti

Oh, but an EXCELLENT choice! Hope to read later that he did well! :goodvibes

tink2020
12-19-2005, 11:32 AM
I need that link to the house with the lights and music. Kate isn't it from a post of yours? Anyone have it??

It was mine... once I get to the end, if nobody posted it I'll send it your way :goodvibes

tink2020
12-19-2005, 11:34 AM
Phew! Recitals are all over, finally. Now I have to pack!

I missed telling Tammi goodbye, but we are planning to meet up at MVMCP on the 20th so I will tell her then :)

I will likely not be back on here before we leave tomorrow morning. Many thanks to MidNite, Lady Lucca, Kate and Denise for their awesome designs, and everyone else for laughter. I will miss "talking" to you all over the next 10 days or so. See you on the 27th!

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all, and to all a goodnight!

Hope your trip is fantastic as well!

tink2020
12-19-2005, 11:35 AM
Here are a couple of pictures of our new green belt:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/Steamboat123/gettinggreenbelt.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/Steamboat123/nunchucks.jpg

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a236/Steamboat123/senseikellyolivia.jpg

Matt now holds white, yellow and orange in jui jitsu as well as white, yellow, orange and now green in ishinru karate. Not bad for 7 years old.

Yaaaaaay Matt! :banana: :cool1:

tink2020
12-19-2005, 11:36 AM
I hold a black belt in eating...

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

Me, too! Especially after this week!

mommykds
12-19-2005, 11:41 AM
what are you using to do it? can you link it so I can do it for you? or email it to me?


I have a picture in photobucket which I'd like to put in my signature but its soooooo big. Thanks!!!

mommykds
12-19-2005, 11:44 AM
My day started off ok, got to sleep in and then headed out to shop. Even the shopping went well and I think I've pretty much finished my Christmas shopping. That's when the day turned for the worse. I was checking out of the last store, planning to go home and wrap. DH called and told me that Colby (ds3) had cut his face while riding the snowmobile with dh. It was bad enough that he thought we should take him to the ER. He required 5 stitches. We had to wait nearly 2 hours to be seen, then had to physically hold him down while they numbed the area and did the stitches. He has been out of it since. He is just laying around. The area of his face (cheek area to the left of his mouth) is really swollen as is his lip. It seemed to swell after all the numbing shots (and there were tons). He is drooling all over himself. Poor little guy. It was such a freak accident. They were riding on our lawn and hit a little bump. He slid forward and hit his cheek on the toggle switch for the handwarmers. They hadn't been outside for more than 10 minutes. We ride all winter long (we all wear helmets on the trails) and we have never gotten hurt. DH didn't put his helmet on as they were staying on the lawn and not riding hard or fast. Now we know that we must all wear helmets all the time. He in now on antibiotic 3 times a day and we have to go back in 2 days for a suture check and on Friday to have them removed. Looks like my week just got a little busier.

ETA: http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/my3princes/colbycheek.jpg

Deb

Deb, I am sooo sorry!! The poor little guy! :grouphug:

tink2020
12-19-2005, 11:46 AM
Here are pictures of the treats we made tonight. Both were really easy and very cute! DS will tell about making them for Share Time on Monday and we're sending them to school for his classmates.

He is very proud of his cookies!
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/78718christopher_with_reindeer_cookies-med.JPG

A close up.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/78718reindeer_cookies-med.JPG

And our pretzel wreaths.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/78718holiday_pretzel_treats-med.JPG

Those all look adorable (and yummy)!

mommykds
12-19-2005, 11:47 AM
Denise,

Hope Brantley-Kate is feeling better today. Sounds like she's been through alot. :grouphug:

tink2020
12-19-2005, 11:50 AM
My day started off ok, got to sleep in and then headed out to shop. Even the shopping went well and I think I've pretty much finished my Christmas shopping. That's when the day turned for the worse. I was checking out of the last store, planning to go home and wrap. DH called and told me that Colby (ds3) had cut his face while riding the snowmobile with dh. It was bad enough that he thought we should take him to the ER. He required 5 stitches. We had to wait nearly 2 hours to be seen, then had to physically hold him down while they numbed the area and did the stitches. He has been out of it since. He is just laying around. The area of his face (cheek area to the left of his mouth) is really swollen as is his lip. It seemed to swell after all the numbing shots (and there were tons). He is drooling all over himself. Poor little guy. It was such a freak accident. They were riding on our lawn and hit a little bump. He slid forward and hit his cheek on the toggle switch for the handwarmers. They hadn't been outside for more than 10 minutes. We ride all winter long (we all wear helmets on the trails) and we have never gotten hurt. DH didn't put his helmet on as they were staying on the lawn and not riding hard or fast. Now we know that we must all wear helmets all the time. He in now on antibiotic 3 times a day and we have to go back in 2 days for a suture check and on Friday to have them removed. Looks like my week just got a little busier.

ETA: http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/my3princes/colbycheek.jpg

Deb


Aww, hugs to you and Colby!!! :grouphug:

tink2020
12-19-2005, 11:51 AM
Just got home from the ER with Brantley-Kate. She is still vomiting and having diarrhea. Gave her an IV and Phenergan. Also changed the antibiotic for her sinus infection and did breathing treatments. Poor thing has lost 4 pounds this week. Gotta go, she's sick again.

Oh no! Brantley-Kate, feel better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :guilty:

tink2020
12-19-2005, 11:52 AM
I played with the lettering a little more. I think this is easier to read.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/63925Lorraine2.jpg

Deb

That's very cute! The one comment I was going to make about the first was that it was hard to read.... looks great! :goodvibes

tink2020
12-19-2005, 11:54 AM
Hi everybody!

Just wanted to say hello before off to bed.I have been so busy this weekend.
Tomorrow is Erich's last day before Christmas break.His class sold ponsiettas and raised money to shop for 6 needy kids they adopted.So tomorrow morning there will be around 69 5th graders in Walmart! OY!:earseek: TG I'll only be in charge of 4!! :rolleyes: After we're done shopping we'll be going back to school to wrap the gifts then have pizza and a party.I made 4 dozen cookies tonight.I'd never done it before but I made cookies from cake mix.Love them,they're so easy and quick to do. Perfect for school kids!

I also made these dough (non edible) ornaments for Erich's teachers...they sorta look like each teacher! :teeth:

Mr Goodson (he really is short!) Mrs Evatt (she's a doll in RL,her favorite color is purple),Mrs Ross (she has a frog on her shirt,she's the Science teacher) And Mrs Oliver (she's about 6 ft tall,is a rabid Tennessee fan and has curly blonde hair...we call it disco ball hair!!! :rotfl:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b196/Baloo1320/100_4903.jpg

Deb..pooooor Colby! Hope he's all better real soon.

Marti..congrats to Matt!

Denise...hope BK gets better soon!
I was looking at the picture of your kids with Santa and thinking "I know that Santa!" Yeah because his picture is sitting on my mantle with my DSS Jonathan when he was about 5!!! (he's 12 now!) Before I knew Joe he lived in Atlanta for about 10 years.I tried to scan the pic of Jon but my darn scnner isn't working.Joe's still out of town,won't be home until Fri. so I'll do it next weekend.

Bengal...love your cookies...your son is adorable.

Jen Welcome Home...can't wait to hear about your trip! Yuck what a homecoming!

I hope everybody is doing okay,those germs stay away! I'm really beat and need to head to bed...ALL those kidlet tomorrow!! I need my rest!!! ;)

Anyway I just wanted to tell y'all I was thinking about my DDAers! :goodvibes

Night!

ack I gotta go to bed...I keep looking and editing stuff I missed...Night for real! :flower:


Those ornaments are awesome! You all did a great job!

I actually woke up at 7 to go to the dentist and looked at my PDA... it's not until 2. So I could have slept more! Blah.

tink2020
12-19-2005, 12:01 PM
Ok, all caught up! Thanks for being (relatively) quiet this week! I was gone 2.5 days once and came back to 53 pages, and only 46 while I was gone! Nice of you all :goodvibes

I'll work on a trip report, pictures, etc later. DH needs to get on here to finalize details for his OSU interview. Tongiht and tomorrow.... yuck. I probably wont' be back on before the dentist, so if I don't feel like total crap I'll be on then!

One thing before I go, even though I have lots to share...

I had the DVC channel on one morning while getting ready (mostly because it was better than Stacey and her top 7 attractions hoohah on the WDW channel!). No mention of it, just watching it mostly for fun. Well that night, I was laying down ready to sleep and DH was flipping through channels and stopped there. I didn't dare say anything, because - as i've mentioned before - I think/thought he would have me committed to an institution for suggestiong "Disney for 49 years".

Well, the next morning, he turns the TV on, turns straight to the DVC channel and starts asking me all sorts of questions. After relaying some of the info from this thread recently, and that noboy really regrets it (especially since you can travel other places) he literally says to me "We should totally look into that after we graduate. It sounds awesome... seems like everyone would do it that could".

:earseek: :earseek: :earseek: :earseek: :earseek:

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:


Just thought I'd share. Nothing in the immediate works, but DEFINITELY more progress than I ever thought I'd make, and I didn't even do any of the work! :rotfl:

rosiejo
12-19-2005, 12:47 PM
Hello everyone.
I'm just catching up on the chat from last night - wanted to send :grouphug: to BK and Colby - hope they're both on the mend.

:rotfl: to Kate's grandma - she's hysterical! You should hire her out :rotfl2:

I managed to reload my photos to a different site - so if anyone is interested in seeing more photos of my wedding go here: http://www.pixagogo.com/6035375161

And finally welcome back Jennifer - see you've been catching up :teeth: can't wait to read your trip report.

:cheer2:

julia & nicks mom
12-19-2005, 01:29 PM
ROSIE - Your pictures are gorgeous!!!

legalslave
12-19-2005, 01:43 PM
Great pictures, Clare. It looked like the officiant was having a great time, too.

rosiejo
12-19-2005, 01:56 PM
Great pictures, Clare. It looked like the officiant was having a great time, too.

He was a scream - we laughed the whole way through the ceremony! I've never been to a wedding where the bride and groom were laughing at the altar before :rotfl:

tmfranlk
12-19-2005, 02:17 PM
My day started off ok, got to sleep in and then headed out to shop. Even the shopping went well and I think I've pretty much finished my Christmas shopping. That's when the day turned for the worse. I was checking out of the last store, planning to go home and wrap. DH called and told me that Colby (ds3) had cut his face while riding the snowmobile with dh. It was bad enough that he thought we should take him to the ER. He required 5 stitches. We had to wait nearly 2 hours to be seen, then had to physically hold him down while they numbed the area and did the stitches. He has been out of it since. He is just laying around. The area of his face (cheek area to the left of his mouth) is really swollen as is his lip. It seemed to swell after all the numbing shots (and there were tons). He is drooling all over himself. Poor little guy. It was such a freak accident. They were riding on our lawn and hit a little bump. He slid forward and hit his cheek on the toggle switch for the handwarmers. They hadn't been outside for more than 10 minutes. We ride all winter long (we all wear helmets on the trails) and we have never gotten hurt. DH didn't put his helmet on as they were staying on the lawn and not riding hard or fast. Now we know that we must all wear helmets all the time. He in now on antibiotic 3 times a day and we have to go back in 2 days for a suture check and on Friday to have them removed. Looks like my week just got a little busier.

ETA: http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/my3princes/colbycheek.jpg

Deb

Poor Colby!! I hope that today finds him feeling better!

tmfranlk
12-19-2005, 02:19 PM
Just got home from the ER with Brantley-Kate. She is still vomiting and having diarrhea. Gave her an IV and Phenergan. Also changed the antibiotic for her sinus infection and did breathing treatments. Poor thing has lost 4 pounds this week. Gotta go, she's sick again.

Oh no! Too many ER trips for the DDA I'd say. I hope that the IVs and new meds are helping! Feel better, BK. :wizard: :grouphug:

julia & nicks mom
12-19-2005, 02:20 PM
Clare - the creative side of me - decided that this picture needed a little artistic flare

http://www.pixagogo.com/Photos/Albums/Photo.aspx?id=S4C4gI44zwmDAzVae0DcSpGVPvNen9Awim9c py3d6DUugLfs3WlW2HLJJmhGJX4cI3

your flowers are perfect for this!!
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/redroses.jpg

tmfranlk
12-19-2005, 02:20 PM
I played with the lettering a little more. I think this is easier to read.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/63925Lorraine2.jpg

Deb

Thank looks great, Deb!

tmfranlk
12-19-2005, 02:30 PM
Clare - the creative side of me - decided that this picture needed a little artistic flare

http://www.pixagogo.com/Photos/Albums/Photo.aspx?id=S4C4gI44zwmDAzVae0DcSpGVPvNen9Awim9c py3d6DUugLfs3WlW2HLJJmhGJX4cI3

your flowers are perfect for this!!
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/redroses.jpg

No I'm going to have to find time in my baking extravaganza to look at the pictures ASAP. Claire, you look beautiful!!! The color touch looks great, Kate.

Steamboat Marti
12-19-2005, 02:38 PM
Hello everyone.
I'm just catching up on the chat from last night - wanted to send :grouphug: to BK and Colby - hope they're both on the mend.

:rotfl: to Kate's grandma - she's hysterical! You should hire her out :rotfl2:

I managed to reload my photos to a different site - so if anyone is interested in seeing more photos of my wedding go here: http://www.pixagogo.com/6035375161

And finally welcome back Jennifer - see you've been catching up :teeth: can't wait to read your trip report.

:cheer2:

Clare - loved the pictures. I think my favorites are the black & whites - especially on the one that DH is behind you and you are laughing. Love it!

tmfranlk
12-19-2005, 02:46 PM
Amy - thanks for the cookie dough recipe! The dough tastes great so I'm sure the cookies will be even better. I like that it seems like it won't be as crumbly as my usual sugar cookies. Too much travelling ahead for these cookies.

Well, I'm off to start the gingerbread cookie dough. Then it's pumpkin bread and Denise's pretzel wreath recipe! That must be a popular one because I almost couln't find the waffle pretzels at the store yesterday. It was only at the last second that I spotted one laying on its side. I got one of the last 2 bags!

I guess tonight isn't going to be cutting and baking night as the dough still has to chill. I'm only one night off and Santa comes in just two days!! (He's visiting on the Winter Solstice this year as we'll be travelling over Christmas and don't want to carry gifts across the country and back.)

Good grief, what am I thinking! I just impulsively decided to double the gingerbread recipe to make a house as well. Now my true addiction comes out! :rolleyes:

rosiejo
12-19-2005, 02:58 PM
Clare - the creative side of me - decided that this picture needed a little artistic flare

http://www.pixagogo.com/Photos/Albums/Photo.aspx?id=S4C4gI44zwmDAzVae0DcSpGVPvNen9Awim9c py3d6DUugLfs3WlW2HLJJmhGJX4cI3

your flowers are perfect for this!!
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b162/kfeldmann/redroses.jpg

That looks much better!

Can you do that in photoimpact?? I have a trial copy of photoshop cs and I know how to do it in there... I was thinking of how I could find a way to get a real copy of CS and lay photoimpact to rest... but now I may stick with it. I can see it does most of what photoshop does - but can't for the life of me work out how to add in new layers - without copying and pasting in new items... :confused3

julia & nicks mom
12-19-2005, 02:58 PM
We make Denise's pretzel's with a round pretzel and white and chocolate bark - it is pretty easy - I am not sure if the chocolate bark would eliminate the peanut issue

when we can't find the circle pretzels - we just use regular mini ones and they work just fine - Julia loves them b/c on the back they look like Mickey Mouse

rosiejo
12-19-2005, 02:59 PM
Clare - loved the pictures. I think my favorites are the black & whites - especially on the one that DH is behind you and you are laughing. Love it!

:goodvibes I think that's actually my favourite picture of them all :goodvibes

miss missy
12-19-2005, 03:02 PM
Hi everybody!

Just wanted to say hello before off to bed.I have been so busy this weekend.
Tomorrow is Erich's last day before Christmas break.His class sold ponsiettas and raised money to shop for 6 needy kids they adopted.So tomorrow morning there will be around 69 5th graders in Walmart! OY!:earseek: TG I'll only be in charge of 4!! :rolleyes: After we're done shopping we'll be going back to school to wrap the gifts then have pizza and a party.I made 4 dozen cookies tonight.I'd never done it before but I made cookies from cake mix.Love them,they're so easy and quick to do. Perfect for school kids!

I also made these dough (non edible) ornaments for Erich's teachers...they sorta look like each teacher! :teeth:

Mr Goodson (he really is short!) Mrs Evatt (she's a doll in RL,her favorite color is purple),Mrs Ross (she has a frog on her shirt,she's the Science teacher) And Mrs Oliver (she's about 6 ft tall,is a rabid Tennessee fan and has curly blonde hair...we call it disco ball hair!!! :rotfl:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b196/Baloo1320/100_4903.jpg

Deb..pooooor Colby! Hope he's all better real soon.

Marti..congrats to Matt!

Denise...hope BK gets better soon!
I was looking at the picture of your kids with Santa and thinking "I know that Santa!" Yeah because his picture is sitting on my mantle with my DSS Jonathan when he was about 5!!! (he's 12 now!) Before I knew Joe he lived in Atlanta for about 10 years.I tried to scan the pic of Jon but my darn scnner isn't working.Joe's still out of town,won't be home until Fri. so I'll do it next weekend.

Bengal...love your cookies...your son is adorable.

Jen Welcome Home...can't wait to hear about your trip! Yuck what a homecoming!

I hope everybody is doing okay,those germs stay away! I'm really beat and need to head to bed...ALL those kidlet tomorrow!! I need my rest!!! ;)

Anyway I just wanted to tell y'all I was thinking about my DDAers! :goodvibes

Night!

ack I gotta go to bed...I keep looking and editing stuff I missed...Night for real! :flower:

Love the teachers ornaments!!

rosiejo
12-19-2005, 03:04 PM
oops duplicate post!

julia & nicks mom
12-19-2005, 03:06 PM
That looks much better!

Can you do that in photoimpact?? I have a trial copy of photoshop cs and I know how to do it in there... I was thinking of how I could find a way to get a real copy of CS and lay photoimpact to rest... but now I may stick with it. I can see it does most of what photoshop does - but can't for the life of me work out how to add in new layers - without copying and pasting in new items... :confused3
I just pasted two copies of the picture in and made one black and white and then erased all but the flowers out of the color picture - Ctrl+D duplicates a layer

rosiejo
12-19-2005, 03:14 PM
Thanks for the tip - I'll have a play later in the week...

tink2020
12-19-2005, 03:26 PM
And finally welcome back Jennifer - see you've been catching up :teeth: can't wait to read your trip report.

:cheer2:

Thanks! I did catch up, and more quickly than I imagined. Your pictures are incredible!

miss missy
12-19-2005, 03:27 PM
I have another grandma story for you all!!!

Yesterday we stopped to visit her with my parents on a way to a Christmas Party - Julia had on her Christmas dress and cape and her hair was done up in a cute little matching bow - I THOUGHT she looked gorgeous

as my grandma is hugging Julia goodbye she says:

You have such gorgeous hair - its a shame your mother doesn't do it right?!?!

***??? :confused3

My parents were just cracking up!! I think I might send Julia to my grandma to do her hair for Chirstmas!! :rotfl:

:rotfl2: thats funny! If I were you, I would send her a new pair of glasses and a note that said can't wait to "see" you again! :rotfl:

miss missy
12-19-2005, 03:43 PM
That looks much better!

Can you do that in photoimpact?? I have a trial copy of photoshop cs and I know how to do it in there... I was thinking of how I could find a way to get a real copy of CS and lay photoimpact to rest... but now I may stick with it. I can see it does most of what photoshop does - but can't for the life of me work out how to add in new layers - without copying and pasting in new items... :confused3

I am with ya! new layers in photoshop are easy, in photoimpact, I just can't get used to them. I keep going back to photoshop too!!

Look on ebay, you'll find it there!

Blueeyes101817
12-19-2005, 03:43 PM
Great Pictures!

tink2020
12-19-2005, 04:09 PM
Denise - sent you a PM

tink2020
12-19-2005, 04:11 PM
Elin, Tammi, etc --- are any of you online during your trip?

Denise --- what number did you call for Merchandising?

disneyeveryyear
12-19-2005, 04:12 PM
Hello everyone.
I'm just catching up on the chat from last night - wanted to send :grouphug: to BK and Colby - hope they're both on the mend.

:rotfl: to Kate's grandma - she's hysterical! You should hire her out :rotfl2:

I managed to reload my photos to a different site - so if anyone is interested in seeing more photos of my wedding go here: http://www.pixagogo.com/6035375161

And finally welcome back Jennifer - see you've been catching up :teeth: can't wait to read your trip report.

:cheer2:

Clare -

What wonderful pictures. I think my favorite is the two of you in front of the water giggling at each other. The candids are my favorite (but don't tell Kate's grandma).

disneyeveryyear
12-19-2005, 04:17 PM
I have a couple of errands to run and you will probably hit the new milestone while I am gone. I am going to check and see if the data recovery is finished for my laptop. Then I am taking laptop to Best Buy to see if they can fix, and I think I am going ahead to buy a new one. If they can fix old, it will go to DS. He has had a ton of research to do.

Then home to cook. BF has back surgery tomorrow so I am making lasagna, Italian Beef and Taco salads for her family for dinners this week (and a butter cake for dessert). While I am at it, I am doing exactly the same for my family (why cook 1 when you can cook 2).

I'll check in later.

Hope BK and Colby are feeling better.

disneyeveryyear
12-19-2005, 04:19 PM
Jennifer,

Congrats on DH being interested in DVC. We made our first trip "home" last month and have already booked next year's. I have to pay off these points before I can get more according to DH. Oh well.

Buy as soon as you can. You'll never regret it.

tink2020
12-19-2005, 04:21 PM
Jennifer,

Congrats on DH being interested in DVC. We made our first trip "home" last month and have already booked next year's. I have to pay off these points before I can get more according to DH. Oh well.

Buy as soon as you can. You'll never regret it.

Thank you! That's what I told him, after he started asking. I said that everyone just wishes they'd have bought sooner. He kept asking if I thought they'd just continue to go up, and when I told him they may (espeically since it's being pushed so heavily right now), that's when he made the graduation comment. I was shocked! I had NO intention of pushing and pouting any time soon :rotfl:

my3princes
12-19-2005, 04:22 PM
Denise How is BK today? hope she is starting to pull out of it.

Colby is very quiet today. He hasn't eaten much. His cheek is still really swollen and I'm sure it hurts to eat though he isn't complaining of pain.

We made the pretzel treats today. Made some with kisses & m&m's, some with rolo's & peanuts, some with orange kisses & m&m's, some with caramel creams & m&m's. DH came home and tried them. He's says they're trouble as he won't be able to stop eating them. :rotfl: I'm sending some to school tomorrow for the kids parties.

Deb

tink2020
12-19-2005, 04:27 PM
Denise How is BK today? hope she is starting to pull out of it.

Colby is very quiet today. He hasn't eaten much. His cheek is still really swollen and I'm sure it hurts to eat though he isn't complaining of pain.

We made the pretzel treats today. Made some with kisses & m&m's, some with rolo's & peanuts, some with orange kisses & m&m's, some with caramel creams & m&m's. DH came home and tried them. He's says they're trouble as he won't be able to stop eating them. :rotfl: I'm sending some to school tomorrow for the kids parties.

Deb

Still sending pixie dust to Colby! How is your dad, as well?

miss missy
12-19-2005, 05:50 PM
Denise How is BK today? hope she is starting to pull out of it.

Colby is very quiet today. He hasn't eaten much. His cheek is still really swollen and I'm sure it hurts to eat though he isn't complaining of pain.

We made the pretzel treats today. Made some with kisses & m&m's, some with rolo's & peanuts, some with orange kisses & m&m's, some with caramel creams & m&m's. DH came home and tried them. He's says they're trouble as he won't be able to stop eating them. :rotfl: I'm sending some to school tomorrow for the kids parties.

Deb

Deb, are you giving him children's motrin? I love how that kills pain. No need for suffering this day and age. I swear by it for pain. We had a gazillion ear aches and always painful, this stuff was my lifesaver!

miss missy
12-19-2005, 06:04 PM
Sitting by the window of her convent, Sister Barbara opened a letter from home one evening. Inside the letter was a $100 bill her parents had sent.

Sister Barbara smiled at the gesture. As she read the letter by the window, she noticed a shabbily dressed stranger leaning against the lamp post below.

Quickly, she wrote, "Don't despair. Sister Barbara," on a piece of paper, wrapped the $100 bill in it, got the man's attention and tossed it out the window to him. The stranger picked it up, and with a puzzled expression and a tip of his hat, went off down the street.

The next day, Sister Barbara was told that a man was at her door, insisting on seeing her. She went down, and found the stranger waiting. Without a word, he handed her a huge wad of $100 bills.

"What's this?" she asked. "That's the $8,000 you have coming Sister," he replied. "Don't Despair paid 80-to-1."

miss missy
12-19-2005, 06:07 PM
Sorry GUYS but I just had to...

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December.

Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring.

Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl.

We should've known... ONLY women would be able to drag a fat-@ss man in a
red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.

:rotfl2:

tink2020
12-19-2005, 06:19 PM
Sorry GUYS but I just had to...

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December.

Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring.

Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl.

We should've known... ONLY women would be able to drag a fat-@ss man in a
red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.

:rotfl2:

:laughing:

tink2020
12-19-2005, 07:33 PM
Where is everyone? You can tell it's getting close to the holidays!

mommykds
12-19-2005, 07:34 PM
Wow, no posts for the last hour & a half...everyone must be busy with holiday stuff! I bought my dishes today (part of my Christmas gift). I ordered "delicious" from Pfhaltzgraff. There was free shipping & I had a coupon for $25 off my next purchase so service for 8 was $100.

Ok, new dishes make me happy, so what! :rotfl2:

tink2020
12-19-2005, 07:37 PM
Wow, no posts for the last hour & a half...everyone must be busy with holiday stuff! I bought my dishes today (part of my Christmas gift). I ordered "delicious" from Pfhaltzgraff. There was free shipping & I had a coupon for $25 off my next purchase so service for 8 was $100.

Ok, new dishes make me happy, so what! :rotfl2:

:rotfl: The "silence" must have been getting to us at the same time! :rotfl:

mommykds
12-19-2005, 07:39 PM
:rotfl: The "silence" must have been getting to us at the same time! :rotfl:


Yea, I just checked in & there was nothing new since 7pm!!

mommykds
12-19-2005, 07:41 PM
Look, I was finally able to get a picture in my signature!! trust me it was a challenge! :)

Well I am off to wrap my DH's presents..kids are asleep, DH ran out for some things at the grocery so I should have about half an hour to get the gifts wrapped..Goodnight all..

tink2020
12-19-2005, 08:15 PM
Look, I was finally able to get a picture in my signature!! trust me it was a challenge! :)

Well I am off to wrap my DH's presents..kids are asleep, DH ran out for some things at the grocery so I should have about half an hour to get the gifts wrapped..Goodnight all..

Cute picture! Congrats ;)

triplefigs
12-19-2005, 08:19 PM
Brantley-Kate is feeling better finally! :cool1: She slept with me last night so I could keep an eye on her. She did well with the Phenergan (it knocked her out). Today, she actually wanted some breakfast which was the first bite of food she's had since last Wednesday! She ate a little at lunch and dinner and kept it all down. She perked up some and seemed to be better.

The antibiotic seems to be helping some too. Her cough was much calmer today, and she wasn't gasping for air. Thanks for all the good wishes!

Denise

my3princes
12-19-2005, 08:27 PM
Still sending pixie dust to Colby! How is your dad, as well?

My Dad is feeling much better. He hasn't had the vertigo in several days. Hopefully he will be cleared by his doctor soon. He's going crazy not being able to drive. I think he is driving my Mom crazy too. :earseek:

Thanks for asking.

Deb

ReAnSt
12-19-2005, 08:27 PM
I guess the holidays have everyone worn down and super busy. I hope everyone who is sicks gets better so they can enjoy the holidays.

Becky

my3princes
12-19-2005, 08:29 PM
Deb, are you giving him children's motrin? I love how that kills pain. No need for suffering this day and age. I swear by it for pain. We had a gazillion ear aches and always painful, this stuff was my lifesaver!


I also swear by children's motrin, but he doesn't seem to be in pain. He seems a little under the weather, but doesn't want any extra medicine. He is doing really well with the antibiotic. He has always been really good about taking motrin if he is sick or in pain so I'm not pushing it. He goes for a wound check tomorrow so we'll see how that goes.

Deb

my3princes
12-19-2005, 08:33 PM
Sorry GUYS but I just had to...

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December.

Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring.

Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl.

We should've known... ONLY women would be able to drag a fat-@ss man in a
red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.

:rotfl2:

That is too funny. Read it to dh who responds "nice". I think I insulted him :rotfl: :rotfl:

Deb

my3princes
12-19-2005, 08:37 PM
Brantley-Kate is feeling better finally! :cool1: She slept with me last night so I could keep an eye on her. She did well with the Phenergan (it knocked her out). Today, she actually wanted some breakfast which was the first bite of food she's had since last Wednesday! She ate a little at lunch and dinner and kept it all down. She perked up some and seemed to be better.

The antibiotic seems to be helping some too. Her cough was much calmer today, and she wasn't gasping for air. Thanks for all the good wishes!

Denise

I'm sure the IV fluids yesterday was a huge help. I'm glad that things look better. How are you feeling?

Deb

julia & nicks mom
12-19-2005, 08:40 PM
So glad BK is on the mend!! hopefully she will be all perked up and ready for Christmas!!

Sending Pixie Dust that you and her feel better soon - and hoping that Davis and DH have super immune systems!!!

triplefigs
12-19-2005, 08:40 PM
I'm sure the IV fluids yesterday was a huge help. I'm glad that things look better. How are you feeling?

Deb

Well, with BK so sick (and now Davis and Rees have horrible colds) I'm tired and mending slowly. My Diabetes is keeping me down some too. But, I'm definitely better!

Christmas is this week and my family is coming and I got to go to Disney and the kids are so excited and DH will be off work starting Wed and my kids are home from school so I get to spend some extra time with them... So life Is GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!

triplefigs
12-19-2005, 08:41 PM
My Dad is feeling much better. He hasn't had the vertigo in several days. Hopefully he will be cleared by his doctor soon. He's going crazy not being able to drive. I think he is driving my Mom crazy too. :earseek:

Thanks for asking.

Deb

That's great news Deb. Hope Colby is feeling better tonight too. Poor guy looked so sad in that picture!

triplefigs
12-19-2005, 08:42 PM
So glad BK is on the mend!! hopefully she will be all perked up and ready for Christmas!!

Sending Pixie Dust that you and her feel better soon - and hoping that Davis and DH have super immune systems!!!

Davis and Rees both have my cold, but all the kids have ENT appts Wed am for surgery follow-up. If they need any meds, my ENT is awesome and will give it to them.

Hey, your grandma needs some new glasses! And maybe a couple of drinks to loosen her up some? :rotfl:

julia & nicks mom
12-19-2005, 08:51 PM
Davis and Rees both have my cold, but all the kids have ENT appts Wed am for surgery follow-up. If they need any meds, my ENT is awesome and will give it to them.

Hey, your grandma needs some new glasses! And maybe a couple of drinks to loosen her up some? :rotfl:
I have learned to take her with a grain of salt -

she has definately gotten worse as she got older

when I was 3 though - I told her "Grandma - I know the capitol of Mass."

she said to me "That's easy - everyone knows the capitol of Mass." :earseek:

so I turned to my 1 year old brother and said (I am sure in a VERY Julia like cocky tone) "David - what is the capitol of Mass."

when he did not answer I turned to her, cocked my head and said (in a total voice of satisfaction) "not everyone!" and turned and walked away from -

apparantly this was the defining moment in our relationship!! :rotfl2:

triplefigs
12-19-2005, 08:53 PM
I have learned to take her with a grain of salt -

she has definately gotten worse as she got older

when I was 3 though - I told her "Grandma - I know the capitol of Mass."

she said to me "That's easy - everyone knows the capitol of Mass." :earseek:

so I turned to my 1 year old brother and said (I am sure in a VERY Julia like cocky tone) "David - what is the capitol of Mass."

when he did not answer I turned to her, cocked my head and said (in a total voice of satisfaction) "not everyone!" and turned and walked away from -

apparantly this was the defining moment in our relationship!! :rotfl2:

And we wonder where Julia gets it? ;)